Pages and edges of pages yellowed.. Very good condition in fair d. He actually recommends three by this author: Wiswell, his resourceful and loyal friend Tom Buell, Sally Leighton — the rebel girl Oliver leaves behind, and the irascible Mrs. But the main character is from just outside of Boston, and here it is two days before the war and he’s all “Loyalists?

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British protection of the loyalist population ranged from indifference wiswelll criminal negligence. Very good in very good dustwrapper. Fiction; Historical; United Siswell s. I came late to appreciating the writing of Kenneth Roberts. As always, I find the Loyalist perspective of the Revolution to be fascinating, and he follows this point of view through his main character Oliver. The line separating them was fine and, had small changes in history happened, the story could have been very different.

Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts

With strong historical detail and vivid depictions, Roberts explores the o,iver and minds of those men and women who opposed the Revolution. There should be no hesitation about teaching future teachers with books they will enjoy.

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You may have already requested this item. Two volumes, de luxe binding, TEG, full red leather, two gilt rules around front and back covers, spine with five raised bands with title, author, volume number, and date in gilt along with other gilt rules and decor, marbled endpapers with gilt decor around inside front and rear covers, with Thomas Buell’s map of Loyal Long Island to show Howe’s victory over the rebels at Brooklyn Aug.


American heroes of the revolution are not depicted in a good light in this book, nor are the British politicians and officers attempting to quell the revolt. Color frontispiece after Grant Wood. This work looks at the reason people may have been opposed to open rebellion and considers their struggles to survive what became in the South a civil war. While a reporter for the Saturday Evening Post in the early s, Roberts wrote many magazine articles and a book during the period immediately following World War I that urged strong legal restrictions on immigration from eastern and southern Europe and from Mexico, warning of the dangers of immigration from places other than northwestern Europe.

oliver wiswell

He worked first as a journalist, becoming nationally known for his work with the Saturday Evening Post from toand then as a popular novelist. A previous owner’s name is neatly penned in the upper corner of the front endpage. Olivre difference between the two sides only being in the resolution.

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Kenneth Roberts (author)

If want unpredictable plots pass on olive book This book made me understand, at 13, just how much winners write the history books. Told from the point of view of a Loyalist, this work represents wisaell departure from the “hero literature” of the American Revolution that still dominates the genre.


This page was last edited on 13 Juneat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. What they didn’t have was a need to rebel to achieve resolution.

Eventually he gets back to the actual war, which was nice. Pictures of this item not wiswsll displayed here available upon request. Oliver Wiswell Roberts, Kenneth Fawcett.

oliver wiswell

Do not let that fact deter you from reading it. I realize I wiswelll probably sound like an ignorant American, but this book really made me re-evaluate my entire history education.

From the beginning, I knew I was reading way above my grade level, and yet I felt drawn by this counter-narrative of the war between the Patriots and the British Crown, told from the perspective of those who found themselves caught between loyalty to the Crown and defending themselves from the Patriot threats to their livelihoods, homes and lives.

Oljver is a very interesting book as it is written from the perspective of a loyalist in the Revolutionary War.