The Swamp Fox of the Revolution

Author(s): 
Stewart Holbrook
Copyright: 
1959
Publisher: 
Random House
Series: 
Landmark
Binding: 
Sewn Hardcover
Number of pages: 
180 pages
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Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

Back in print! This interesting and entertaining story is a biography of Revolutionary War General Francis Marion and his significant but oft-forgotten role in winning our independence. Marion is a very interesting character I should have learned about in my history classes in grade school! He fought the British against what seemed like impossible odds (in the Southern Colonies) and ended up playing a very significant role in winning the British surrender. His courage and mercy (he allows his prisoners go free if they promise not to rejoin the other side) are admirable.

Additional notes: 

A Landmark book with complete index

Review Date: 
1999
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