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Washington and Caesar /
Christian Cameron.
edition
Pbk. ed.
imprint
London : HarperCollins, 2004, c2003.
description
722 p. : map ; 18 cm.
ISBN
0007112718 (pbk.), 9780007112715 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
London : HarperCollins, 2004, c2003.
isbn
0007112718 (pbk.)
9780007112715 (pbk.)
catalogue key
8661689
 
Includes bibliographical references.
Purchase; DSO; 2013; RB307183.
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'A novel set against the historical backdrop of the American Revolution needs at its heart a plot strong enough to stand up against the weight of history. And in Washington and Caesar that's exactly what you get. Cameron does full justice to the dramatic potential of his scenario, handling the battle scenes with confidence and investing just the right amount of historical authenticty. The result is a work of considerable profundity.'Yorkshire Evening Post
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This novel unravels the myths at the heart of American history, telling the story of George Washington's slave, Caesar. Despite the rebels' proclaimed notions of liberty, to achieve his own personal freedom Caesar must escape his master and fight on the side of the British.
Long Description
George Washington's slave Caesar escapes to fight for the British against his former master in this action-packed historical adventure set against the spectacular background of the American Revolution. In 1773 a new slave arrives at George Washington's Virginia estate and is given the name Caesar. But the looming war for independence will soon bring a turn of events neither master nor slave could have predicted. Within months they will be fighting on opposite sides: Washington as commander of the Continental Army, Caesar as a soldier in the legendary Loyalist corps made up of former slaves. In this captivating tour de force brimming with spectacular battle scenes and gripping historical detail, Caesar's perilous rise through the British ranks is deftly interwoven with the story of Washington's war years, leading to the day when they come face to face again this time in uniform…
Main Description
Inspired by a little-known historical fact--that American slaves fought alongside the British in the Revolutionary War--this epic novel tells of a Mount Vernon slave who joins a Loyalist black regiment charged with defeating his former master on the battlefield. The year is 1773. A new slave arrives at George Washington's Virginia estate and is given the name Caesar. But the war for independence will soon bring a turn of events neither master nor slave could have predicted. Within months they will be fighting on opposite sides: Washington as commander of the Continental Army, Caesar as a soldier in the legendary Loyalist corps made up of former slaves. In this captivating tour de force brimming with spectacular battle scenes and gripping historical detail, Caesar's perilous rise through the British ranks is deftly interwoven with the story of Washington's war years, leading to the day when they come face-to-face again--this time in uniform. "From the Hardcover edition."

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