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Brave Tom The Battle That Won   By: (1840-1916)

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Brave Tom The Battle That Won by Edward Sylvester Ellis is a captivating historical fiction novel that takes readers back to the 18th century. Set during the turbulent times of the American Revolution, this book offers a thrilling account of bravery, honor, and determination.

The story revolves around the main character, Tom, a young and courageous soldier fighting for the American cause. Tom's devotion to his country is unwavering, and as the war escalates, so does his resolve to make a difference. Ellis beautifully portrays the emotional rollercoaster that Tom experiences throughout his journey, allowing readers to connect with him on a deeper level.

The battle scenes in this book are nothing short of gripping. Ellis's vivid descriptions and well-researched historical details bring the conflicts to life, making readers feel as if they are right there amidst the cannon fire and musket shots. The intensity of these moments is carefully balanced with quieter, reflective scenes that explore the complex relationships between Tom and his fellow soldiers.

Beyond the riveting action, Brave Tom The Battle That Won also delves into themes of loyalty, sacrifice, and the true meaning of bravery. Through Tom's character development, Ellis poses thought-provoking questions about the nature of war and its impact on individuals and society as a whole. This exploration adds an additional layer of depth and substance to the narrative.

One aspect that stands out in this book is Ellis's ability to create a strong sense of time and place. The author's attention to historical accuracy is commendable, and the meticulous research shines through in every chapter. From the smallest details of clothing and weaponry to the larger political and social context, the world-building is impeccable.

As a work of historical fiction, Brave Tom The Battle That Won succeeds in transporting readers to a pivotal moment in American history, providing a unique perspective on the struggles and triumphs of the Revolutionary War. Ellis's writing style is engaging, with a good balance of tension and introspection. The pacing keeps the reader hooked from the beginning, making it difficult to put the book down.

Overall, Brave Tom The Battle That Won is a must-read for fans of historical fiction, particularly those interested in the American Revolution. Edward Sylvester Ellis skillfully weaves together a thrilling narrative, presenting a captivating blend of action and introspection. The characters are well-developed, the historical context is richly portrayed, and the themes explored resonate with readers long after the final page.

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[Illustration: "Pull up; I'm all right."]

Brave and Honest Series. No. 1

Brave Tom


The Battle That Won


Edward S. Ellis

Author of "River And Wilderness" Series, "Log Cabin" Series, "Honest Ned," "Righting The Wrong," Etc.



Chapter I.

On a certain summer day, a few years ago, the little village of Briggsville, in Pennsylvania, was thrown into a state of excitement, the like of which was never known since the fearful night, a hundred years before, when a band of red men descended like a cyclone upon the little hamlet with its block house, and left barely a dozen settlers alive to tell the story of the visitation to their descendants.

Tom Gordon lived a mile from Briggsville with his widowed mother and his Aunt Cynthia, a sister to his father, who had died five years before.

The boy had no brother or sister; and as he was bright, truthful, good tempered, quick of perception, and obedient, it can be well understood that he was the pride and hope of his mother and aunt, whose circumstances were of the humblest nature. He attended the village school, where he was the most popular and promising of the threescore pupils under the care of the crabbed Mr. Jenkins. He was as active of body as mind, and took the lead among boys of his own age in athletic sports and feats of dexterity... Continue reading book >>

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