ETHAN ALLEN AND THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS by Slater Brown

ETHAN ALLEN AND THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With a good perspective on the combinations of historical event and individual personality that gave their special meaning to Allen's life long campaign for Life, Liberty and Property, this keeps close tabs on the developments in the controversy over the Grants. When the Peace of Paris opened that district around Bennington to settlers, the New Yorker landlords who controlled much of the area wanted to keep it on under a feudal system -a prospect that was anathema to men such as Allen. Organizing the Green Mountain Boys, he became a virtual outlaw. As the forays and setbacks he and his men experienced are accounted for there is a good rendering too of Ethan's beliefs, his Deiam, his sometimes bluff character and the wiles he used (sometimes more in the interests of Vermont than the new nation) to gain his ends.

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 1956
Publisher: Random House