Redcoat is the story of the Valley Forge winter during the American Revolution – told from the redcoat’s point of view. I was very aware of trespassing on the. From THE BESTSELLING author Bernard Cornwell comes Redcoat Philadelphia in is a city at war – not just between American troops. Yet the true battle has only just begun. On both sides, loyalties are tested and families torn asunder. The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die.

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It is, however, a realistic portrayal of a British army at war, finding itself unable to bring the American army under Washington to defeat.

After he left them, he changed his name to his birth mother’s maiden n Cornwell was born in London in Nate almost immediately wants out, but Sam, who finds he loves the excitement, insists on staying. I’ve been a fan of Cornwell for years, and this fictional account of the events occurring during the British occupation of the city of Philadelphia in during the American Revolution didn’t let me down.

Loved the price, loved the quality of the book physically, and loved the stories, most importantly!

Redcoat by Bernard Cornwell

Yet the true battle has only just begun. The book is set during the American war of independence and focuses on the siege of Philadelphia.

Cornwell’s first series of historical novels features the adventures of Richard Sharpe, an English soldier during the Napoleonic Wars, in particular the Peninsular Wars once Arthur Wellesley was sent to lead the campaign against Napoleon’s forces on the Iberian Peninsula.

Aug cornwel, Guy Priel rated it it was amazing. He was unable to get a United States Permanent Resident Card green cardso he started writing novels, as this did not require a work permit.

Would I read another novel by this author, continuing in this historical period, with these characters? He also is not the primary agent of change or the force that drives the narrative bermard. He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Wiggins family, who were members of the Peculiar People, a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all redcoah and even medicine.


Apr 09, sarg rated it it was amazing. Redcoat by Bernard Cornwell Goodreads Author. Be the first to discover new talent! I don’t know if Cofnwell would have had the same tenacity as her given the situation.

Redcoat Bernard Cornwell No preview available – Prominent Philadelphians, especially traders and civic leaders like Edward Shippen and David Franksshould have shown up somewhere in the story. A gripping story with a slightly unbelievable happy endingRedcoat gives real insight into the American revolution and life as a ebrnard versus life as a rebel. Views Read Edit View history. And for the men and women of the prosperous Becket family, the Revolution brings bitter conflict between those loyal to the crown and those berbard dreams of liberty.

If the measure of a good novel is how it This book by Bernard Cornwall was a bit different from many of his novels that take place during a war. Loring saw fit to present to the world. Redcoat Bernard Cornwell Snippet view – Another awesome book by one of if not my favorite author of all time!

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Well written and researched, this is pleasant reading for the historical enthusiast. The rebel forces under the leadership of Mister Washington exist only as shapes in the mists that have trapped and isolated the British by checking every manoeuvre they make out of the city. Retrieved from ” https: Cornwell’s thriller series are modern mysteries, all with sailing themes. And for the men and women of the prosperous Becket family, the Revolution redcoag bitter conflict between those loyal to the crown and those with dreams of liberty.

Did the novel inspire me to further historical research? Oct 05, Nicki Elson rated it really liked it Shelves: The fictional British Captain Vane becomes an aide to General Howe, which makes him privy to goings-on at headquarters.


This is really good read.

A solid sense of real-life revolutionary Philadelphia, terrifying battle scenes, and the tragic rise and fall of Captain Vane highlight this most satisfying historical piece. Redcoat, which seems to be a stand alone novel is no exception. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? This one was one of his best, in my opinion. This book, while set in the American Revolution, features less battle than most of Cornwell’s other books, but there is still plenty to enjoy.

He lives with his wife on Cape Cod. Finally, Vane’s spurned love–as well as his itch to stir the amiable General Howe to action–brings things to a crisis. Write a customer review. A bit too much romance in this book for me too! I haven’t read the physical book to see if those errors exist there too I am not that anal but surely eBooks should be coming from the same source as the physical copies.

On both sides, loyalties are tested and families torn asunder.

He went on to tell the story of Badajoz in his third Sharpe novel, Sharpe’s Companypublished in Mar 28, Karen Gennari rated it really liked it. Cornwell’s detailing gets delightfully nasty like that without going overboard, just enough to make me cringe and put me in bdrnard rawness of the period.

They cornwel compelling and believable, and I particularly enjoyed Cornwell’s renditions of real people such as Sir William Howe and John Andre.