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Horse-Shoe Robinson A Tale of the Tory Ascendency

By: John Pendleton Kennedy
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Horse-Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendancy" by John Pendleton Kennedy is a captivating historical adventure novel set against the backdrop of the American Revolutionary War. Kennedy's narrative unfolds in the South Carolina backcountry, immersing readers in the turmoil and intrigue of the Tory ascendency during this pivotal period in American history. As a master of historical fiction, Kennedy skillfully weaves together elements of adventure, romance, and political intrigue. The titular character, Horse-Shoe Robinson, emerges as a charismatic and courageous protagonist, leading readers on a thrilling journey through the complexities of war and loyalty. Against the backdrop of the Tory ascendancy, Kennedy paints a vivid portrait of the divided loyalties and fierce allegiances that defined the Revolutionary era in the South. Through Horse-Shoe Robinson's encounters with both patriots and Tories, readers gain insight into the moral complexities of war and the sacrifices made in the name of freedom. With its blend of action-packed scenes and rich historical detail, "Horse-Shoe Robinson" stands as a timeless classic of American literature. Kennedy's masterful storytelling transports readers to a tumultuous era, where the fate of a nation hangs in the balance and the spirit of liberty burns bright in the hearts of patriots and rebels alike.

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John Pendleton Kennedy

John Pendleton Kennedy was an American novelist, lawyer, and Whig politician who served as Secretary of the Navy from July 26, 1852, to March 4, 1853, during President Millard Fillmore's administration, as well as a U.S. Representative from Maryland's 4th congressional district, where he encouraged the United States government to study, adopt, and implement the telegraph. Kennedy, a lawyer who became a lobbyist and director of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, also served in the Maryland General Assembly for numerous times, eventually becoming Speaker in 1847. Kennedy later led the drive to abolish slavery in Maryland, which, as a non-Confederate state, was not impacted by the Emancipation Proclamation and required a state statute to free slaves within its borders and prohibit the practice's continuation. Kennedy also promoted religious tolerance and expanded research into Maryland history. He contributed to the preservation or establishment of Historic St. Mary's City (the site of Maryland's colonial founding and the birthplace of religious freedom in America), St. Mary's College of Maryland (then St. Mary's Female Seminary), the Peabody Library (now part of Johns Hopkins University), and the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 526pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362766892
  • ISBN-13: 9789362766892
  • Item Weight: 683.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 28.8mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical