Henry Knox

Henry Knox

Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot

Book - 2010
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KEYNOTE: The true story of a bookseller who became a hero of the American Revolution A hearty eater, dapper dresser, bookseller to Loyalists and Patriots alike, and married into a staunch Loyalist family, Henry Knox may seem an unlikely hero. But his fascination with warfare and strategy and his support of the Patriot cause prepared him to do what no one else thought was possible: transport heavy artillery from Fort Ticonderoga, up and down snow-covered hills and across frozen lakes, to relieve the siege of Boston. The dramatic story of his achievements is all the more satisfying for being absolutely true, a little-known episode in the history of the American Revolution. Source notes, time line, bibliography, map. AUTHOR: Anita Silvey is a leading authority on children's literature. Formerly editor-in-chief of the Horn Book magazine and then publisher of children's books at Houghton Mifflin Company, she now researches, writes, teaches, and lectures full time. AGES 6-9 GRADES 1-4
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Clarion Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9780618274857
Branch Call Number: j B KNOX H SILVEY A
Characteristics: 40 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Minor, Wendell


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Nov 30, 2018

I just got 2 youth books on Henry Knox from the library. This book seemed to be more preferable, because it gives the reader more information of Henry and Boston pre-war.
However, regarding the trail Henry took to get back to Boston, the book has a section where Henry/cannons crossed Lake Champlain. This is NOT correct...they crossed Lake George. Thus, due to historical inaccuracy, I do NOT recommend this book.


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