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Riassunto: In the winter of 1775-76 two 13-year-old boys join their fathers in assisting Henry Knox in delivering 120,000 pounds of Fort Ticonderoga cannon to George Washington at Boston.
About the Author: Just in case you are curious about the man who wrote this book, let me tell you a little about myself. In case you are not curious, just skip the whole thing. First, I'm old - yes, just a little shy of 78. I've lived a full life, with my share of adventures and misadventures, just like most people who have been around a long time. I am not going to bore you with the details. Suffice to say I've been an aerospace scientist, aviator, soldier, seaman, student, husband, father, son and all the usual joys and heartaches that go along with those roles. Throughout my life, starting way back when I began to read books, I've had an abiding interest in history, and especially U.S. history. This interest was stimulated by my uncle Joe. He himself was an avid reader and a student of history. So he told me stories of things he had read, and as I browsed through his collection of books I began to read about all of the interesting things that had gone on and how the United States had come to be. As my life went on I began to encounter teachers who were students of history, and their interest and enthusiasm further stimulated my own interest in my country. I found plenty of stories that I enjoyed, and when I read about Henry Knox and his expedition to deliver the Fort Ticonderoga cannon to George Washington and the militia at Boston the story really grabbed my interest. I realized that none of my teachers had ever told me about the Knox expedition. And only later, when I had done more research on the subject, did I learn that boys like me had accompanied their fathers on the expedition. Then I knew that I would someday like to tell their story as I imagined it. Having read this far, you are probably saying to youself well, gee, it sure took you a long time to get around to it, what took you so long? In truth it was the evil of procrastination. Let me warn you, that if you ever aspire to be a writer, that you are doomed to failure unless you can master that insidious tendency to put off until tomorrow that which should be done today! But you may say, here I am holding this book, how did this old self-described procrastinator ever manage to write it? Again, I give you the truth: if it had not been for the aid and encouragement provided by my daughter Laura this book would never have been completed. So, if you have enjoyed this story, she deserves the credit.
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Descrizione libro Trafford Publishing, 2006. Condizione libro: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP71289288
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97814120806134.0
Descrizione libro Trafford Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 300 pages. 8.90x6.00x0.70 inches. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria zk1412080614
Descrizione libro Trafford Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1412080614