Divided by loyalty to the King of England and the idea of democracy,
the Van Buskirk family struggles from the Boston Tea Party to the Battle
of Yorktown to preserve a way of life or forge a new nation.
the First Continental Congress, John Van Buskirk serves as assistant to
New Jersey delegate, William Livingston, where he meets John and Sam
Adams, Colonel George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Tomas Jefferson and
Anna Livingston. John's father, Major Thomas Van Buskirk resigns his commission in
the British Army to accept a commission as general in the Colonial Army
where he is joined by his three sons.
As the war begins
Dr. Abraham Van Buskirk raises a regiment of New
Jersey Tory volunteers and Anna Livingston Van
Buskirk befriends Betsey Loring, the American mistress of Sir William
Howe, then passes information to General George Washington.
This 800 page novel includes descriptions of major
battles, transcriptions of letters from George Washington, John Adams,
Benedict Arnold and many other prominent figures of the American
Revolution as well as important documents such as the Declaration of
Independence and articles by Thomas Paine.
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