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Guns for General Washington

Guns for General Washington, Seymour Reit (Gulliver Books, 1990), pb. 142 pp. Ages 7 and up This book tells the story of Henry Knox’s daring mission to cross 300 miles of forest bring 183 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to George Washington’s army in Boston. This is a significant event in the early part of the […]

Traitor, the Case of Benedict Arnold

Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold, Jean Fritz (Paperstar, 1981), pb., 192 pp. Ages 10+ This presents the biographical data well, though it is not a real exciting read. It is solid as a biography goes, but the blurbs on the back which describe it as “a thriller” and “highly entertaining” really overstate the case. […]

The Minute Boys of Bunker Hill

The Minute Boys of Bunker Hill, Edward Stratemeyer (1899; Lost Classics Book Company, 1998), pb., 316 pp. Ages 7+ This is the sequel to The Minute Boys of Lexington and Concord following the same characters through the tense days following the battles of Lexington and Concord, trough the Battle of Bunker Hill to the end […]

The Minute Boys of Lexington

The Minute Boys of Lexington, Edward Stratemeyer (1898; Lost Classics Book Company, 1996), pb., 306 pp. 7 and up This is a fictional account of the battles of Lexington and Concord. The main character is a fictional 16 year old boy who has organized a group of friends as “minute boys” to work alongside the […]

George Washington’s World

George Washington’s World, , Genevieve Foster Expanded Edition by Joanna Foster (Beautiful Feet Books, 1997; original edition, 1941) pb., 357 pp. Ages 7+ This book is written in the same way as The World of Columbus and Sons, commented on previously, and has many of the same strengths. It has been really beneficial for my […]

Drums of War series

Drums of War Series, by Peter Reese Doyle Independence, Vol. 1, pb, 170 pp Bunker Hill, Vol. 2, pb, 171 A Captive in Williamsburg , Vol. 3, pb, (Providence Foundation, 1997, 1998) Ages 6-12+ These three books of historical fiction are set in Williamsburg, VA as the Revolutionary War begins. So, we began reading volume […]