RIVERS OF GLORY by F. van Wyck Mason


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Third of Major Mason's romances of the Revolution's maritime aspects, this recounts the inability of young Lt. Warren to regain recognition from the Marine Commission of Congress and his assumption of command of a merchantman to trade for medicines, needed by the patriots in Boston, in Jamaica. He poses as a Tory, and has for a passenger, Minga, a passionate Tory. They are successful in escaping pirates, a wreck, but their falling in love is shattered when she realizes his rebel leanings. A stay, with a perverted, murderous aunt, summarily ended by the slaves' uprising, sends her back to Warren's arms and together they reach North Carolina in time for the siege of Savannah where Warren escapes death once again, this time to find a Navy command waiting him. Colorful, candid, historical romance with full panoply of melodrama. A lusty successor to his previous Three Rarbours and Stars On The Sea.

Pub Date: Nov. 25th, 1942
Publisher: Lippincott