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The hornet's nest : a novel of the Revolutionary War

Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With this intricately detailed novel of the American South and the Revolutionary War, President Carter becomes our first chief executive, past or present, to publish a work of fiction. By concentrating on Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas from 1763 to 1783, Carter takes a fresh look at this crucial historical period, giving life and originality to a story usually told from the viewpoint of the northern colonies.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction. War stories
Historical fiction
War stories
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Hornet's nest.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003
(OCoLC)606992310
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0743255429 9780743255424 0743255445 9780743255448 0739439332 9780739439333
OCLC Number: 52765866
Description: xii, 465 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: Principal Characters xiii --
Book I 1763-1773 --
Book II 1774-1777 --
Book III 1778-1785.
Responsibility: Jimmy Carter.

Abstract:

With this intricately detailed novel of the American South and the Revolutionary War, President Carter becomes our first chief executive, past or present, to publish a work of fiction. By concentrating on Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas from 1763 to 1783, Carter takes a fresh look at this crucial historical period, giving life and originality to a story usually told from the viewpoint of the northern colonies. There's a large cast of characters, but the focus is on the families of Ethan and Epsey Pratt and neighbors Kindred and Mavis Morris, backwoods Georgia homesteaders who are swept up, albeit reluctantly, in the revolution against the British. Among many other subjects, Carter covers military tactics, natural history, 18th-century politics, celestial navigation, the causes of the war, the sexual practices of both Indians and pioneers and how to tar and feather a man without killing him.
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