Monday, November 8, 2010

Guns For General Washington by Seymour Reit

120 Pages: An American Revolution Story

This book starts off during the stalemate in Boston of the American Revolution.  It's about a courageous man's journey through lakes, forests, hills, and treacherous territory pulling heavy cannons and guns to the colonial headquarters so as to help the patriot cause.  This man was known as Henry Knox and he became the colonel of artillery in the rebel force.  The downside though to this position was that there wasn't any use able artillery anywhere near the headquarters in Cambridge, outside of Boston.  So he came up with a daring plan to bring the cannons captured, earlier in the war, at Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge with the help of his brother Will.  However, their journey is anything but easy as they meet many unforeseen difficulties.  This was very interesting and educational book, great for younger readers.

(This book was part of my Sonlight U.S. History curriculum and I recommend it to other home school families.)

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