Saturday, 20 June 2009

Bernard Cornwell : Redcoat

Redcoat is the story of the Valley Forge winter during the American Revolution - told from the redcoat's point of view. I was very aware of trespassing on the sacred ground of American legend so was scrupulously careful to keep to the facts (even the story about General Washington and Sir William Howe's dog is true). I was attacked afterwards, not because of any historical untruths, but because I have some characters using the efficacious 'f' word. Alas, they did, all the time.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

Author: Robert Middlekauff
This is part of The Oxford History of the United States. It's a beautifully told narrative of the revolution

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