In the fourth installment, the Revolutionary War has led to indecisive engagements on both sides. It's time to strike blows at the Redcoats, and there are plenty of men willing to do so but who will rally them together? Enter Captain Peter Treegate. Will he be able to unite the untrusting clans of the Appalachians and lead them to victory against the armies of Britain?
For the sake of bringing the long-drawn-out American War for Independence to a close, Peter Treegate endeavors to do the impossible. It is his task to bring together an alliance"albeit a temporary one"between feuding Scottish clans now settled in the Carolina hills. The end result is Treegate's Raiders, a fierce fighting force who take part in two of the small, but crucial battles that help to defeat the British"King's Mountain and Cowpens. In the course of these adventures, Peter has also managed a flying visit to Salem, Massachusetts to see his friend Peace of God Manly"only to find more than he had bargained for.
Authentic action and suspenseful story-telling carry this fourth title in the Treegate Series to a satisfying resolve.
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This acclaimed series lets readers experience Colonial America through the eyes of a young boy. In John Treegate's Musket, we are introduced to John Treegate, a wealthy merchant who is proud to be British, and his eleven-year-old son, Peter. Peter enters the life of an apprentice, while his father travels to England to appeal for an agreement with the colonies. Peter endures many challenges and adventures while events leading up to America's war for independence - such as the Boston Massacre - unfold around him. Peter Treegate's War is told in the first person by sixteen-year-old Peter, picking up at the Revolutionary War and Peter's conflicting loyalty between his real father, John, and his foster father, the Maclaren of Spey. Sea Captain from Salem, the third installment, tells the story of the American Revolution. Benjamin Franklin has been sent to Paris to seek an alliance with France, but how can he convince the French to join the new nation's cause? Franklin receives help from an unlikely source - a devout and fiery sea captain from Salem, named Peace of God Manly. Join Captain Manly on his daring adventures as he battles the British aboard his ship, the Hornet. 134-173 pgs, pb. By Leonard Wibberley. ~ Lisa