MUTINY IN JANUARY by Carl Van Doren

MUTINY IN JANUARY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With the same careful scholarship and meticulous regard for presenting newly material that characterized his Secret History of the American Revolution, Van here recreates one of the points of low morale in the years of the American Revolution, -- January . Eelatorians have briefly noted the fact that a group of soldiers from the Pennsylvania Line in Morristown broke away and set up a Princeton. The causes, the personalities, the interrelation between officers and men, the of the Britain, who hoped to make capital of the incident, of a problem by Wayne, Butler, Stewart, by Reed, president of the Congress sliting in Philadelphia, by Washington, and Lafayette, -- all this is now exposed for the first time in its full detail. The result makes an interesting passage in American for the scholar, an enrichment of a broad pattern by the addition of detail. Carl Van Doren writes it as narrative, interlacing the actual source material where it is part of his story. But he makes no attempt to embroider it, to add background and color. This will somewhat limit its sale -- though the substantial sale of his Secret History may serve as a clue to the potential packet here.

Pub Date: April 5th, 1943
Publisher: Viking