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For Love of Country A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution   By: (1861-1920)

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For Love of Country: A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution by Cyrus Townsend Brady is a captivating historical novel that takes readers on a journey through the tumultuous days of the American Revolution. With a rich and vibrant narrative, Brady manages to transport us to a time when the fate of a nation hung in the balance, and the courage and sacrifice of ordinary individuals played a crucial role in shaping the course of history.

The novel centers around the lives of three main characters - Philip Lawrence, a young and idealistic patriot who eagerly joins the Continental Navy to fight for his country's independence; Dorothy Morton, a strong-willed and fiercely independent woman who, disguised as a man, enlists in the army to be with the man she loves; and Lieutenant Richard Dale, a seasoned naval officer torn between his loyalty to his country and his longing for love and stability.

Brady skillfully weaves together the journeys of these three individuals, simultaneously exploring the challenges they face on both land and sea. From exhilarating battles at sea to the harsh realities of army life, every page is filled with action, drama, and heartfelt emotion. The author's meticulous attention to historical detail helps to ground the story in reality, immersing readers in the sights, sounds, and struggles of Revolutionary America.

What sets this novel apart is the complexity and depth of its characters. Philip, Dorothy, and Richard are not just generic heroes; they are flawed, relatable individuals grappling with their own fears, doubts, and desires. Brady meticulously develops their arcs, showcasing their growth and transformation throughout the narrative. It is impossible not to become invested in their lives, rooting for their triumphs and sympathizing with their setbacks.

Additionally, Brady strikes a delicate balance between depicting the horrors of war and articulating a message of patriotism and love for one's country. He underscores the price paid by those who fought for freedom, exploring themes of sacrifice, loyalty, and honor. Through his characters, the author poses profound questions about the true nature of love, duty, and the price of freedom, forcing readers to reflect on their own values and beliefs.

For Love of Country is not only a riveting historical tale; it is also an inspiring tribute to the men and women who fought for America's independence. With its fast-paced narrative, vivid descriptions, and well-developed characters, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the Revolutionary era. Cyrus Townsend Brady's masterful storytelling will transport you back in time, leaving you with a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices made by past generations in the name of love and country.

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For Love of Country

A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution







Copyright, 1898,


All rights reserved.


Society of the Sons of the Revolution,

And those kindred organizations whose chief function is to cultivate a spirit of patriotism and love of country in the present by recalling the struggles and sacrifices of the past.


Since the action of this story falls during the periods, and the book deals with personages and incidents, which are usually treated of in the more serious pages of history, it is proper that some brief word of explanation should be written by which I might confirm some of the romantic happenings hereafter related, which to the casual reader may appear to draw too heavily upon his credulity for acceptance.

The action between the Randolph and the Yarmouth really happened, the smaller ship did engage the greater for the indicated purpose, much as I have told it; and if I have ventured to substitute another name for that of the gallant sailor and daring hero, Captain Nicholas Biddle, who commanded the little Randolph, and lost his life, on that occasion, I trust this paragraph may be considered as making ample amends... Continue reading book >>

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