The Fort

A Novel of the Revolutionary War

by Bernard Cornwell

The Fort

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A historical novel is based on the Penobscot Expedition of the American Revolution, during which colonial ships and infantry were decimated by a small Scottish force, a battle that propelled the career of 18-year-old Scottish lieutenant John Moore and led to an unsuccessful court-martial for Paul Revere. By the best-selling author of Agincourt 200,000 first printing.

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Let's Get Political: How History Unfolds And Leaders Are Born

One of the most popular and prolific historical novelists writing today, Bernard Cornwell looks at a little-known chapter in the American Revolution in his latest novel, The Fort. It's set in the summer of 1779, when the British sent a force of soldiers and ships to occupy Penobscot Bay in what was then Massachusetts (now Maine). And the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without much consultation with Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army, sent a force of ships and men to

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