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The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War

by Bernard Cornwell

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After the British establish a fort on the Penobscot River, the Massachusetts patriots--among them General Peleg Wadsworth and Colonel Paul Revere--mount an expedition to oust the redcoats.
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US revolutionary war, Majabigwaduce. pub 2010; read 2011
  18cran | Jun 4, 2021 |
The Fort, A Novel of the Revolutionary War has been seriously researched. It is about a war that happened in Massachusetts that is not much mentioned, when studying the Revolutionary War in school, even though one of its main characters was Paul Revere. The story is gory, bloody and difficult to follow who is who because of all of the characters. The book kept its pace from the beginning until the end. However, the story just ended, hence the 3 star rating here. ( )
  lbswiener | Jun 12, 2019 |
Excellent story woven with Cornwall's typical skill around a series of true events. As is usual with Cornwall you were learning something new about the campaign itself or just basic warfare at the time with each passing chapter, and the chapters passed quickly as it wasn't an easy book to put down. ( )
  expatscot | Nov 1, 2018 |
A story worthy of being told.

Paul Revere is a coward and should be remembered as such. If he was under my command, I would have executed him on the spot. ( )
  LongTrang117 | Oct 6, 2017 |
Account of the Penobscot Expedition during the Revolutionary War ( )
  JackSweeney | Jan 9, 2017 |
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There are obvious parallels in Cornwell’s tale with contemporary events in modern America. We owe it to ourselves and our posterity to re-examine the actual events of the Revolution and redeem the lives of those Americans who suffered and died in miserable, out-of-the-way places like the Penobscot. Let’s skip the varnish on the statue in the town square and instead listen to the truths of the lives and deaths of the men whom that statue memorializes. Bernard Cornwell, British by birth, has served up a delicious dish of gray truth. That, friends, is love for our great nation.
 
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The Fort is dedicated, with great admiration, to Colonel John Wessmiller, US Army (Retired), who would have known just what to do.
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There was not much wind so the ships headed sluggishly upriver.
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After the British establish a fort on the Penobscot River, the Massachusetts patriots--among them General Peleg Wadsworth and Colonel Paul Revere--mount an expedition to oust the redcoats.

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