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The Hero of Ticonderoga or Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys   By: (1848-1926)

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In "The Hero of Ticonderoga or Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys," John De Morgan presents a captivating account of one of America's lesser-known Revolutionary War heroes. Through meticulous research and a flair for storytelling, De Morgan successfully sheds light on the remarkable life of Ethan Allen and his fearless band of Green Mountain Boys.

The book takes its readers on an enthralling journey through the rugged terrain of colonial Vermont, a setting that forged Allen's indomitable spirit and unwavering determination. De Morgan masterfully captures the essence of the Green Mountain Boys' struggle against British forces in the late 18th century, painting a vivid picture of the challenges they faced and the sacrifices they made.

One of the book's standout features is its comprehensive exploration of Allen's character. De Morgan deftly combines historical accounts with imagined dialogues to provide readers with a deep and intimate understanding of this legendary figure. From Allen's upbringing to his passions and motivations, every facet of his life is meticulously examined, giving rise to a fully fleshed-out and relatable protagonist.

Additionally, De Morgan skillfully weaves together elements of military strategy and political intrigue, depicting the various key players in the Revolution and their impact on Allen's journey. Through his meticulous research, the author seamlessly integrates historical details into the narrative, adding depth and authenticity to the story.

"The Hero of Ticonderoga" not only delves into Allen's indelible mark on the Revolutionary War but also delves into his personal life, allowing readers to form a connection with the man behind the legend. De Morgan's ability to humanize Allen, showcasing his flaws, strengths, and his unwavering commitment to his cause, creates a sense of empathy and admiration for this remarkable historical figure.

While the book excels in bringing Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys to life, it occasionally suffers from a somewhat uneven pace. At times, the narrative feels rushed, with important events or developments brushed over too quickly. This can, at times, disrupt the flow of the story and lessen its impact.

However, the book's greatest strength lies in its ability to immerse readers in the world of the Revolutionary War. De Morgan's detailed descriptions of battles and skirmishes will transport readers to the front lines, allowing them to witness the chaos and bravery firsthand. His adept storytelling keeps readers on the edge of their seats, eagerly turning pages to unravel the next chapter of Ethan Allen's remarkable journey.

Overall, "The Hero of Ticonderoga or Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys" is a well-researched and engaging account of a Revolutionary War hero who often goes overlooked. John De Morgan's passion for history shines through in his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to bring the past to life. For anyone interested in American history, this book offers a compelling exploration of courage, patriotism, and the power of a determined few to shape the course of a nation.

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[Frontispiece: "Almost silently, with his stick drew the wallet toward him."]







"Paul Revere," "The Young Ambassador," "The First Shot for Liberty." "The Young Guardsman," etc.




Copyright, 1896


The Hero of Ticonderoga

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I. At the Courthouse II. The Green Mountain Boys III. A Child of Nature IV. "The Rising of the Moon" V. Defiance VI. Before the Governor VII. An Ambuscade VIII. The Convention IX. Treachery X. Zeb's Double Dealing XI. The Tables Turned XII. The Opening of the War XIII. Benedict Arnold XIV. Arnold's Powers of Fascination XV. The Hero of Ticonderoga XVI. The Temptation XVII. Crown Point XVIII. "Who is Commander?" XIX. News from Boston XX. A Roadside Adventure XXI. The Continental Progress XXII. Eben's Adventures XXIII. Foraging XXIV. Secret Service XXV. Diplomacy XXVI. An Interesting Experiment XXVII. A Prisoner XXVIII. On the Gaspee XXIX. Arrival in England XXX... Continue reading book >>

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