IF NOT VICTORY by Frank O. Hough


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Westchester County, New York, and the period of the American Revolution form the setting for the exploits of young Quaker Abe, scout for the Continental Army. Sporadic fighting, a wound, a recurrent apathy about the whole thing, a latent sense that, worthwhile or not, this must be his fight, his country, his people -- it is a different picture from the somewhat unrealistic aura of the conventional story of the times. An interesting and convincing picture of supposed patriots playing both sides to their own ends, of the bloody ""Neutral Ground"", of foraging and pillaging, of the seamy side of war -- against a background of Westchester County history. Should have good local sale in suburbs near New York -- and a fairly general appeal to men, particularly, who like stories of the American Revolution.

Pub Date: Nov. 3rd, 1939
Publisher: Carrick & Evans