THOSE YANKEE REBELS by Michael Pearson

THOSE YANKEE REBELS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This abridged version of Those Damned Rebels follows the campaigns of the Revolutionary War from the Redcoat point of view -- in which Washington's assault on Trenton was merely a ""disagreeable occurrence"" and patriot Sam Adams a devious, unprincipled troublemaker. Pearson's battlefield coverage is lively and to the point, but much of the material -- especially on Parliamentary politics -- that justified the turnabout stance has been omitted. Those Damned Rebels is -- in the original -- an entertaining and not especially demanding work; the adaptation is so diluted that the British emphasis is almost supererogatory.

Pub Date: July 22nd, 1974
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: Putnam