A fast-paced, meticulously researched tale of the birth of American liberty, 'The List' is based on an untold mystery of the Revolutionary War. Baker brings to vivid life the occupied city of 1777 Philadelphia with a memorable cast of historical characters—including the British General Howe, Joseph Galloway, the unsung American Captain Alan McLane—as well as imaginary onesA fast-paced, meticulously researched tale of the birth of American liberty, 'The List' is based on an untold mystery of the Revolutionary War. Baker brings to vivid life the occupied city of 1777 Philadelphia with a memorable cast of historical characters—including the British General Howe, Joseph Galloway, the unsung American Captain Alan McLane—as well as imaginary ones you will never forget such as the divided family of Archibald Browne, Whittaker Yates, Major Oliver Crippen and the beloved 'Grackle.' While the misery and dangers of war bring turmoil into the lives of the loyalists and patriots alike, the destiny of a nation hangs on the tip of a quill pen, one anxiously poised above a piece of parchment. As Volume 2 in the 'Bookends of Liberty' series, 'The List' is an excellent resource for any interested in America's founding principles. (Volume 1 in the series is, 'Swords of Heaven,' an intriguing novel that explores the development of liberty during the era of Magna Carta.) Suitable for readers ten to adult....
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The List Reviews
“As iron sharpens iron – may our differences be forged into ploughshares of peace.” Following the Browne family in the British-overtaken city of old Philadelphia as they try to remain true to their beliefs and together as a family during this unsteady time in history was very enlightening to the facts and feelings going on for families all over the colonies in the 1700's. Join twins Penelope and Thadeus as they seek to each serve the Lord, their family, and their country... both England and the newly forming nation of America.“Neither Thadeus nor Penelope could longer postpone what their consciences required of them. Duty had called. Yet for each the reasons were different. Cross-purposes had been beckoned toward a common goal, an unusual irony reserved for few of life's dramas.” The first revolutionary book I've read from the perspective of a divided household in this time period; part Loyalist and part Patriot, with one brother fighting with Washington, a Loyalist mother, and a Patriot father. Divided by cause, but united in their love and respect of one another. “The List” has a very G.A. Henty/ R.M. Ballantyne feel to it's writing, making it enjoyable yet absolutely PACKED with true historical content! I learned a great deal, and this will sure to be a favorite among history-loving homeschool families. Excellent! “My heart breaks at every command to fire on these Americans, sir. I am slaughtering my cousins, free men like myself who share my heritage, who worship my God. These good people speak our language, eat our food, sing our songs, and still call Mother England 'home'. I think we have wounded them, neglected them, exploited them, and denied them the rights and privileges they are due. I abhor their rebellion, but I love them and their good land.”