Oliver Wiswell

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Doubleday, Doran & company, inc., 1940 - Fiction - 834 pages
27 Reviews
"The background for this novel of the American Revolution is Boston, New York, Paris, Kentucky, and South Carolina. The story is told by Oliver Wiswell, New Englander, who is loyal to the mother country. 'The present novel, which is history for all its fictional form, will startle every man, woman and child who has been taught to believe that the American Revolution was fought and won by bands of angels. It is, in short, the Revolution as seen by men whom the Revolutionary fathers called Tories and who called themselves Loyalists. In it all the bitterness of a horrible civil war is powerfully and dramatically brought back to live.'" N Y Times.

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User Review  - Bill Polson - Goodreads

Loved this book told from the view of an American Loyalist. Was told by Dr. Gordon Wood that he wished that he wrote as well and he has a Pulitzer. Wood also said that Roberts did a great job on his historical research. Read full review

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User Review  - William - Goodreads

Roberts unique insight on the revolution war from a loyalist perspective is well-developed and thought out. This old tome embodies the best of historical fiction. Do not hesitate to suggest this for historical book club. Read full review



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