A faithful rendering of the youth of John Stark who later became a commander in the American Revolution, has a recognizable...

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FIGHTING YANKEE

A faithful rendering of the youth of John Stark who later became a commander in the American Revolution, has a recognizable ruggedness as it describes a pioneer childhood in New Hampshire and John's first soldiering in the French and Indian War. Left destitute by fire, the Starks were forced to rebuild their home when John was very young. Until he was grown, John lived the familiar life of the frontier, which Mr. Pike describes with nostalgia and in such a way as to make evident its bearing on John's future as a loyal patriot. A colorful picture of time and place emerges as John joins the volunteers, is taken captive by the Indians and through his experiences gains the first inklings of the struggle for freedom that will have to be undergone in an even bigger war.

Pub Date: May 16, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Abelard-Schuman

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1955