Francis Marion: The Swamp Fox of the American Revolution

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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A revered citizen-soldier of the American Revolutionary War, South Carolina-born Francis Marion has been dubbed by some the "father of the U.S. Army Special Forces." This innovative patriot earned the nickname the "Swamp Fox" from a British Colonel who all too often lost track of Marion when the clever soldier made stealthy retreats into American swamplands. The biography of Francis Marion is just one story of bravery and courage, but it echoes the many untold stories of coloniststurned patriots and farmers turned fighters.


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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

Effective biography of what is known, but not very enjoyable to read/listen. This book was a lot about battles, and not much about the man. Read full review


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