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The Fort (Enhanced Edition)

A Novel of the Revolutionary War

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Description

In The Fort enhanced e-book readers enjoy: A documentary short where Bernard Cornwell walks them through this historic event right where it all happened in modern day Castine, Maine * Extensive additional information about the book's characters and sailing ships *A Revolutionary War timeline * A color map * Author interviews.

All are created to provide readers with an in-depth experience with this slice of American and British history.

Publishers Weekly Review

Aug 02, 2010 – In a slight departure from his usual sword and musket epics, Cornwell (Agincourt) delivers a straightforward fictionalized account of a disastrous 1779 American military campaign in today's Maine (then Massachusetts) that's heavy on historical figures and tense battle scenes. After the British establish a fort on the Penobscot River, the Massachusetts patriots mount an expedition to oust the redcoats. Unfortunately, the campaign is poorly planned and ineptly executed, pitting an ill-trained and undisciplined force against experienced British soldiers and the Royal Navy. The commander of the American land force is Gen. Solomon Lovell, a useless and dithering Boston politician, and the American navy is led by Cmdr. Dudley Saltonstall, an obstinate officer who refuses to risk his ships. Then there's Paul Revere, artillery commander and shameful yellow belly. In fact, the only American officer with any spirit for a fight is a former schoolteacher, Gen. Peleg Wadsworth. This is a rousing yarn of clashing personalities, crashing cannons, and lively musket and bayonet work, along with spies, cowardice, and moments of incredible bravery. Cornwell presents a fascinating, accurate, and exciting history lesson enlivened with a generous blast of gun smoke and grapeshot.

Customer Reviews

Enjoyed video clips

This was a fascinating read about a battle that has been forgotten. I liked that it showed admirable characters on both sides. Don't read anything about it so you won't know how it ends.

The Fort

An outstanding book as good as any of the Sharp series books except this one is based on factual information.

Great book

Well written & captivating. Must read for any history buff. Didn't even know of this battle...... Love to see it turned into a movie.....

The Fort (Enhanced Edition)
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  • $10.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Sep 28, 2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 496 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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