Monday, July 7, 2014

Guns for General Washington...

In January of 1776, Henry Knox attempted what would seem an impossible task.  He led teams of men through three hundred miles of winter mountain wilderness to Fort Ticonderoga to retrieve weapons and ammunition captured during the French and Indian War.  The arsenal was much needed for General Washington's battle to win the American Revolution. 

Guns for General Washington by Seymour Reit is based on the true account of Knox' daunting task.  In preparation for the book, Reit consulted a variety of historians and writers who studied primary source materials including a diary kept by Colonel Henry Knox, reports sent to General Washington, and a story by participant John P. Becker written in a newspaper called the Albany Gazette

The story of Knox' seemingly impossible feat is absolutely amazing!  Reit's historic high adventure tale brings Knox' task to life.  I had no knowledge of this story prior to reading Guns for General Washington.  Once again, I was blown away by the bravery and courage of the men who fought so gallantly to free America.  Riley and Ruben were constantly chanting, "Read another chapter!" throughout the book.  Whether you're like me and have no prior knowledge of Knox' story or your well versed in the story, Guns for General Washington is a book you'll want to add to aid in your knowledge. 

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