- ISBN: 8830431893
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 532
When you read history (or in this case, historical fiction), you often learn something unexpected, and in The Fort , something not very pleasant about our country’s beginnings. Cornwell unveils the virtually unknown military disaster of 1779, when a large force of American revolutionaries tries to di Leggi tutto
In Britain we had a brilliant cunning plan - we shipped out convicts to Australia and our religious nutcases over to the newly discovered America. In retrospect we are well aware that we should have left these two groups at home and shipped ourselves out to the paradise of Australia and the land of
This is not the usual Cornwell book in that there was no one central hero. However, after battling through the quite slow (but necessary) first quarter of the book, I really started loving it. Especially the introduction os Lt. John Moore. Growing up my great aunt would often read me my fav poem abo Leggi tutto
Charles van Buren TOP 1000 REVIEWER 5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, history filled Bernard Cornwell novel March 8, 2019 Format: Kindle Edition This novel is based on a military action in what was then a part of Massachusetts but is now Maine. The Penobscot expedition is not one of the better known battles o Leggi tutto
The Fort is Cornwell's look at the Penobscot Expedition of 1779. The British Secretary of State for the Colonies Lord George Germain, the 1st Viscount Sackville, and his Under-Secretary, William Knox, were responsible for the war effort and wanted to establish a base on the coast of the District of
MINI REVIEW: This smoothly written book covers the mostly unknown Penobscot Expedition of the American Revolution. According to some historians it was the worst naval war blunder since Pearl Harbor. Paul Revere is shown to be an arrogant incompetent suffering court martial after the failed attempt
-Tendencias realistas muy logradas.- Género. Novela histórica. Lo que nos cuenta. Relato novelado de los hechos que rodearon la Expedición Penobscot en verano de 1799 que, durante la Guerra de laIndependencia de los Estados Unidos, trató de expulsar de la zona a los británicos que se habían fortifica Leggi tutto
Disappointing. An OK read but expected better from Cornell especially given the time period. First Cornell book that I've not enjoyed.
"The Fort" is the story of a very little known conflict during the Revolutionary War. The battle took place in Upper New England at Penobscot Bay. The battle took place on both land and sea, but is best known as the greatest naval disaster in American History prior to the Japanese bombing of Pearl H Leggi tutto
Nobody writes battle scenes like Bernard Cornwell, projecting you right into the smoke and heat of battle, and, in this one, we have battles on land and sea. This book is not in any series--a standalone about the Revolutionary War. Cornwell did some serious research into a rather obscure campaign i
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