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The British occupation of Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War brings together two unlikely comrades, redcoat Sam Gilpin and rebel Jonathon Becket. The story of these two young men evocatively illustrates the divided loyalties that characterized this war. Though both men love the same woman, the true heroine of the novel is Becket's patriot sister, Martha Crowl. She commands the attention of the reader with every appearance. The grim and gory reality of war is skillfully played out against the gaiety of Loyalist society. Cornwell's fictional characters mingle well with the historical figures of the time. A worthwhile effort by Cornwell, known for his historical adventures, the Richard Sharpe series. Recommended. Lydia Burruel Johnson, Mesa P.L., Ariz.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Arousing adventure yarn. . . [The] battle scenes are excellent." -- Washington Post Book World
"Cornwell's command of historical detail is one of the great strengths of his writing..." -- Washington Times
"Electrifying . . . [Cornwell] is a master at describing battles as observed by the participants." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
I've read most of Bernard Cornwell's works, and found Redcoat to be one of his weaker novels. Compared to the Sharp series, the main character, Sam, seems wishy washy, his... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Christopher R. Siddle
this is by far cornwell's most undrated book. it is a hidden gem. because the sharpe's series and the starbuck chronicles are so hugely successful,and because it was never made... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2001 by T. murphy
One of the things that struck me about this book is that, in comparison to other Cornwell novels, it's almost a romance novel. Read morePublished on March 19 2001
Considering many of the reviews submitted by readers, I am pleased that Redcoat was my first Cornwell novel. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2001 by Gunfighter
i know that b.c. is a great author but i don't think that this is a good book!Published on Sept. 9 2000 by Alex
I enjoyed reading about what the Revolution was like for "the bad guys". As far as fiction goes, this wasn't the best, but for the subject, it was an excellent look at... Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2000 by Sean Riley
This book is good but unfortunately is not on par with his Sharpe novels or his Warlord chronicals. to a customer below it is the battle of Germantown not Brandywine that this book... Read morePublished on July 16 2000 by geraint thatcher
I have read all of Cornwell's Sharpe series including the books that have only been released in the U.K. so it was with great excitement that I began reading this book. Read morePublished on July 14 2000