Free eBook Rabble in Arms download

by Kenneth Roberts

Free eBook Rabble in Arms download ISBN: 0449244261
Author: Kenneth Roberts
Publisher: Fawcett (August 12, 1981)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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Rabble in Arms is wonderful, and Kenneth Roberts, in only his second novel, demonstrates an amazing . Comparing Rabble in Arms to Arundel misses the point.

Rabble in Arms is wonderful, and Kenneth Roberts, in only his second novel, demonstrates an amazing command of the medium. The author's keen appreciation of the historical context is critical to the novel's content, but it is his skill at developing characters, fictional and historical, that gives the book its great vitality. Simply put, Peter Merrill's voice and perspective in this novel differ in many respects from those of Steven Nason in Arundel

The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written about America upon its publication in 1933.

The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written about America upon its publication in 1933.

Kenneth Lewis Roberts (December 8, 1885 – July 21, 1957) was an American writer of historical novels. He worked first as a journalist, becoming nationally known for his work with the Saturday Evening Post from 1919 to 1928, and then as a popular novelist. Born in Kennebunk, Maine, Roberts specialized in regionalist historical fiction, often writing about his native state and its terrain and also about other upper New England states and scenes

The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written about America upon its publication in 1933. Love, treachery, ambition, and idealism motivate an unforgettable cast of characters in a magnificent novel renowned not only for the beauty and horror of its story but also for its historical accuracy. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 12 сент. The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written about America upon its publication in 1933.

The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written about America upon its publication in 1933

The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written about America upon its publication in 1933.

by. Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written about America upon its . Rabble in Arms - Kenneth Roberts. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

12 books of Kenneth Roberts. The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written about America upon its publication in 1933

12 books of Kenneth Roberts. It is 1812 and America has declared war on Britain. The American ship is waylaid by a British cruiser. Captain Dorman is killed, and his crew is taken prisoner, including the captain's pretty and strong-­willed daughter, Corunna.

The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written about America upon its publication in 1933. Love, treachery, ambition, and idealism motivate an unforgettable cast of characters in a magnificent novel renowned not only for the beauty and horror of its story but also for its historical accuracy.
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Tujar
This is probably my favorite of Roberts' novels. This starts with the retreat from Canada and ends with the American victory at Saratoga. In between Roberts manages to tell a good historical narrative of the woes of the American (Patriot) military troubles from Quebec down Lake Champlain and into the Hudson Valley. His description of the military leaders and the Congress that was unable or too inept to keep its Army supplied with necessary supplies and then places leaders over them that have no business leading a military campaign are very good. Many of the names of people we take for villains are actually responsible for the creation of the US while those we often think of as heroes are far from it. Roberts is on a drive to make Benedict Arnold out to be a hero. And if Arnold had been killed at Saratoga we would probably celebrate his name today. Instead Roberts tries to make him into the savior of the Northern Army. Arnold was most probably the leading combat general on the Patriot side but, like George Patton, he was a terrible politician and this lack of political insight was his demise. Believing his on the field exploits should be sufficient to gain him public acclaim and advanced rank from Congress he was shocked to find foreign officers advanced above him.
But the story actually hinges on the exploits of the men from a small town in Maine. Roberts interweaves these men's loves and struggles against the backdrop of the northern campaign. Both of which suffer numerous setbacks. To anyone wishing to know more about how the American Revolution was almost lost and the major characters that simply wouldn't say surrender this is a great way to find it out without taking History 214.
Highly recommend, the history may be a bit bent at times but the accuracy of the events actually happening is spot on.
Livina
I wanted to re-read this treasure (read a paperback years ago) and found it is out of print, and no local libraries had it for release to the public. Found a used copy on Amazon, and was very happy. This book gives a true flavor for what went on in the first stages of the American Revolution, the horrible decisons by our fledgling Congress, the egos, the many many mistakes made. It is of particular interest to me, as we live in upstate NY and visit the Saratoga Battlefield Park several times a year. If it weren't for Benedict Arnold and several other patriots with vision, we would be flying the Union Jack. It covers the events leading up to and including the Battle of Saratoga, including the founding of the US Navy at Skenesboro (now Whitehall, NY). A great read for those interested in American history.
Kendis
Kenneth Roberts wrote a series of books about New England at the time of the American Revolution, as well as a famous book about the French and Indian War. They are all meticulously researched and even today if you go today on the ground described, you'll feel as though Roberts is talking to you about what you are seeing. For most of us the relationship between colonists in Canada and what is now the United States is not well known, particularly the distinct differences, even in the 18th Century demonstrated by the French-speaking inhabitants. The book is long, and Roberts does not spare lengthy passaged detailing the misery borne by the American forces. The emphasis is on the period leading up to the British defeat at Saratoga, so if you are looking for details of the Saratoga fight, you'll have to do additional research. Today's readers will be surprised at the credit given Benedict Arnold, but the facts Roberts presents are accurate. Highly recommended and very readable.
Goltigor
Rabble in Arms is wonderful, and Kenneth Roberts, in only his second novel, demonstrates an amazing command of the medium. The author's keen appreciation of the historical context is critical to the novel's content, but it is his skill at developing characters, fictional and historical, that gives the book its great vitality.
Comparing Rabble in Arms to Arundel misses the point. They are, for all their shared themes and characters, different books. Simply put, Peter Merrill's voice and perspective in this novel differ in many respects from those of Steven Nason in Arundel. Cap Huff, who returns as the errant knight, is integral: he is to Roberts as Falstaff is to Shakepeare. I do recommend reading Arundel first, since you will derive extra benefit from the character development that has already taken place in the first installment of this series.
Rabble in Arms is another great work by a very talented and prolific author. Perhaps Roberts' sympathetic treatment of Benedict Arnold and his ambivalence concerning patriotism and loyalty have kept his work out of the classroom. Whatever the reasons, it is tragic that Roberts and his novels are not better known. They deserve to be widely read.
Qwert
First, I love Kenneth Robert's novels and have read them all. I was happy to see them available for the Kindle, and started with buying Arundel and Rabble in Arms, so I could read and enjoy them again. Arundel was everything I remembered it to be. Then I started on the Kindle version of Rabble in Arms.

I don't know how books are converted to the Kindle format - scanning from a printed copy, transferring from an electronic file, or whatever. But however it's done, someone needs to check the result before selling it. I'm used to Kindle editions have the odd typo here and there, but this has so many that it's a distraction.

So, for the content, 5 stars. For the execution... that's why it's only 2.