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Review: The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Curtis Edmonds

Bernard Cornwell writes about war and battle, which means that he also writes about stupidity. Writing about the stupid things officers in charge do when soldiers are in the field is as respectable as Tennyson (someone had blunder'd) and at least as old as Homer (Achilles sulking in his tent), probably older. There is something about military command that brings out the worst in some commanders ... Read full review

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The book I thought was amazing. The sheer detail made up for the hard to follow beginning. All in all this action packed book is a must read for those who like action and/or history.

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Interesting details on a revolutionary war battle I was not aware of, revealing info on historical figures of the times that I also was much surprised by. Not Cornwell's best book, but intriguing in that it follows all sides of the conflict without taking sides. In all, well worth a read.

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Bernard Cornwell makes history come alive, and clearly notes where he took liberties with the story. If you are a Paul Revere fan, believing his role as a great patriot, and don't want your views to change, then don't read this.

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