In 1782 Jack Jouett, ""the Southern Paul Revere,"" rode 40 miles from Cuckoo to Charlottesville, Virginia, to warn Thomas...

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JACK JOUETT'S RIDE

In 1782 Jack Jouett, ""the Southern Paul Revere,"" rode 40 miles from Cuckoo to Charlottesville, Virginia, to warn Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other revolutionaries that the British Green Dragoons were coming to capture the town. Then he led the enemy on a diversionary chase and rode off shouting, ""When men need to be free from tyrants, they will always find a way."" Haley tells the story straight, aiming not to humanize a hero as in Jean Fritz's And Then What Happened Paul Revere? (KR, p. 1100, J-343) but to promote one, and she illustrates it with harsh, prosaic linoleum cuts. Strictly for patriots and Virginians.

Pub Date: Sept. 24, 1973

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Publisher: Viking

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973