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The trial and execution of the traitor George Washington : a novel, Charles Rosenberg

Label
The trial and execution of the traitor George Washington : a novel
Title
The trial and execution of the traitor George Washington
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Charles Rosenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
British special agent Jeremiah Black, an officer of the King's Guard, lands on a lonely beach in the wee hours of the morning in late November 1780. The revolution is in full swing but has become deadlocked. Black is here to change all that. His mission, aided by Loyalists, is to kidnap George Washington and spirit him back to London aboard the HMS Peregrine, a British sloop of war that is waiting closely offshore. Once he lands, though, the "aid by Loyalists" proves problematic because some would prefer just to kill the general outright. Black manages--just--to get Washington aboard the Peregrine, which sails away. Upon their arrival in London, Washington is imprisoned in the Tower to await trial on charges of high treason. England's most famous barristers seek to represent him but he insists on using an American. He chooses Abraham Hobhouse, an American-born barrister with an English wife--a man who doesn't really need the work and thinks the "career-building" case will be easily resolved through a settlement of the revolution and Washington's release. But as greater political and military forces swirl around them and peace seems ever more distant, Hobhouse finds that he is the only thing keeping Washington from the hangman's noose. Drawing inspiration from a rumored kidnapping plot hatched in 1776 by a member of Washington's own Commander-in-Chief Guard, Charles Rosenberg has written a compelling novel that envisions what would take place if the leader of America's fledgling rebellion were taken from the nation at the height of the war, imperiling any chance of victory
Cataloging source
HQD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenberg, Charles B
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O831654
LC item number
T75 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Intelligence officers
  • Political kidnapping
  • Treason
  • Trials (Treason)
  • Lawyers
  • United States
  • London (England)
Label
The trial and execution of the traitor George Washington : a novel, Charles Rosenberg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
421 pages :
Isbn
9781335200327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1038463960
  • (OCoLC)1038463960
Label
The trial and execution of the traitor George Washington : a novel, Charles Rosenberg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
421 pages :
Isbn
9781335200327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1038463960
  • (OCoLC)1038463960

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