Last Refuge of Scoundrels by Paul Lussier
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Early critical acclaim from Pulitzer Prize-winning scholars and best-selling authors Studs Terkel, Jonathan Kozol, Robert Coles, Howard Zinn, John Ferling and Winston Groom: "Last Refuge of Scoundrels" is the bottom-up story of the American Revolution brought to life vividly, compellingly, suggestively. It's a story that gives America its past in a manner worthy of comparison to Tolstoy's effort to understand and render history and does so in a manner that's rich, rambunctious, exploding with vitality and bubbling with wild humor. A delightfully irreverent look at the Revolution, it tells the story of John Lawrence a naive young merchant's son who finds love and his life's purpose in Deborah Simpson, a spy working in collusion with George Washington to lead An unsung army of ordinary Americans against the self-interested Founding Fathers as much as the bumbling Brits. "Last Refuge of Scoundrels" weaves meticulous research and fantastical fable into a poetic tale that's at once a rollicking romp, a haunting love story and a revisionist historical epic.

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Paul Lussier is an independent producer with Warner Bros. Studios living in Los Angeles, California.
Published February 8, 2001 by Grand Central Publishing. 328 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When he returns to the now actively rebellious Boston four years later, searching for Deborah, we learn that John Hancock, John and Sam Adams, and the other gentlemen involved are fomenting revolt for their own political or personal reasons, with no intention of improving the rabble's lot.

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John's recollections start in 1765, when this 14-year-old spoiled merchant's son ditches his tutors and roams the streets of Boston, eventually meeting one of John Hancock's whores, 16-year-old Deborah Simpson.

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