DANGER ON THE JERSEY SHORE by Kensil Bell

DANGER ON THE JERSEY SHORE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Fifteen-year-old Jeff Lundy, a Jersey rebel, becomes in 1778 part of the vital little army of patriots who offer their lives to prevent supplies from reaching the Tory army. Serving as a Scout and express rider for Colonel Shreve, he and his horse respond to the desperate need of cutting off the Delaware as a possible food supply for the British who, shut out from Philadelphia by a blockade, eagerly seek other sources. Basing this on contemporary dispatches, Kensil Bell, author of other historical novels, integrates his likeable fictional hero into a revealing framework of an obscure but significant chapter of the American Revolution.

Pub Date: Aug. 17th, 1959
Publisher: Dodd, Mead