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The Resource Redcoat, Bernard Cornwell

Redcoat, Bernard Cornwell

Label
Redcoat
Title
Redcoat
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Cornwell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1777 a young Redcoat must choose between duty to a distant king and the call of his own conscience
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Review
Cornwell's (Sharpe's Siege, Sharpe's Regiment) solid characters, historical accuracy, and rich detailing bring the Revolutionary War into clear focus in this entertaining look at the divided loyalties of Philadelphia under British Occupation. The Redcoat is Sam Gilpin, a country boy who reluctantly left England to protect his weaker twin, brother Nate, who swallowed the ancient lies of a recruiting sergeant and took the King's shilling. Their enlistments have brought them to the thick of bloody guerrilla warfare in the American colonies. Nate almost immediately wants out, but Sam, who finds he loves the excitement, insists on staying. Sam's skill with horses leads him to service under the fast-rising Captain Christopher Vane, aide to General Sir William Howe. And their position at Howe's PhiladelPhia headquarters brings them into contact with the household of Martha Crowl, a rich rebel sympathizer, her brother Jonathon, and Jonathon's feisty fiancÉe Caroline. Vane is smitten with but rejected by the beautiful Mrs. Crowl; Sam would have Caroline but for Jonathon. Parties, passions, and politics swirl through a city held by the British but surrounded by rebel forces and sympathizers. Finally, Vane's spurned love--as well as his itch to stir the amiable General Howe to action--brings things to a crisis. A solid sense of real-life revolutionary Philadelphia, terrifying battle scenes, and the tragic rise and fall of Captain Vane highlight this most satisfying historical piece. (Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 1987)
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021718
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DLC
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Cornwell, Bernard
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.O75
LC item number
R43 2003
Literary form
fiction
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True
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United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Redcoat, Bernard Cornwell
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Perennial edition.
Extent
485 pages
Isbn
9780060512774
Lccn
2003040695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
51559177
Label
Redcoat, Bernard Cornwell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Perennial edition.
Extent
485 pages
Isbn
9780060512774
Lccn
2003040695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
51559177

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