Henry Knox by Anita Silvey
Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot

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A hearty eater, dapper dresser, bookseller to Loyalists and Patriots alike,and married into a staunch Loyalist family, Henry Knox may seem an unlikely hero.But his fascination with warfare and strategy and his support of the Patriot cause prepared him to do what no one else thought was possible: transport heavy artillery from Fort Ticonderoga, up and down snow-covered hills and across frozen lakes, to relieve the siege of Boston. The dramatic story of his achievements is all the more satisfying for being absolutely true, a little-known episode in the history of the American Revolution. Source notes, time line, bibliography, map.
 

About Anita Silvey

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Anita Silvey has spent more than thirty years in the children's book field, including several years as the Vice President and Publisher of Childrens Books for Houghton Mifflin Company, and eleven years as editor-in-chief at the Horn Book Magazine, during which time she launched the bi-annual publication of the Horn Book Guide. She is the editor of Childrens Books and Their Creators. Wendell Minor is the celebrated illustrator of more than forty picture books for children. His work reflects his deep interest in American history and American landscape and his desire to bring the natural world to children. He currently lives in rural Connecticut with his wife, author Florence Friedmann Minor. Visit him at www.minorart.com. 
 
Published November 15, 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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Despite the seeming impossibility of transporting heavy cannons over snowy roads, across icy lakes and through forbidding forests, young Henry Knox, a bookseller and militia member, volunteered to get the job done.

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A staunch patriot who witnessed the Boston Massacre, Henry abandoned his successful bookshop when the British occupied Boston in 1775 and devised a daring plan to transport artillery from Fort Ticonderoga in New York to Boston after General Washington nominated him to head army artillery.

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A timeline is included for readers who would like to know more about the Revolutionary War and Knox’s life.

Dec 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldi...

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