THE PROUD AND THE FREE by Howard Fast

THE PROUD AND THE FREE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of here retells the story of a brief rebellion of some soldiers of the Pennsylvania Line in the American Revolution -- with a background set by Carl Van Doren in published in 1943. Through the eyes of an old man we see the dramatic gesture as the half-starved, unpaid men of the ranks set up their own Committee of Sergeants, defying the officers represented by the gentry, and set up their own encampment in Princeton. In spite of the return to the leadership they loathed, the seeds of a new spirit were sown. A fresh perspective and a thrilling American story make this superior supplementary reading for history.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1950
Publisher: Little, Brown