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ALBERTS, Robert C. The Most Extraordinary Adventures of Major Robert Stobo.Illustrated with photographs and with maps drawn by Samuel Hanks Bryant. B oston : Houghton Mifflin Company, (1965). Second Printing. Pp [i]-x,(4),-421m(13)m+ 16 pp plates. Maps. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to black panel to spine. "Robert Stobo enters the pages of history on horseback, at the head of a company of provincial Virginia troops marching as reinforcements into Colonel George Washington.s encampment on the western frontier. He was involved in three famous battles of the French and Indian War. He served as an espionage agent for Washington behind French lines. Taken hostage, he was sentenced to death after a show trial that caused international controversy. He twice escaped from a Quebec prison, and twice was recaptured. He escaped a third time to lead a small band through 350 miles of enemy territory. He was hailed as a hero in Williamsburg and London. He was twice captured by pirates. He consorted on intimate terms with the great figures of his time. " - from the dj. Contents: 1. Return of a Hero. 2. The Journey Begins. 3. An Army Marches. 4. Alexandria to Wills Creek. 5. To the Great Meadows. 6. Advance and Retreat. 7. The Battle. 8. Fort Duquesne. 9. Aftermath. 10. Quebec. 11. Defeat and Discovery. 12. The Trial. 13. In Prison. 14. Preparations for Escape. 15. Flight Down the River. 16. The Battle of Chaleur Bay. 17. With the Mighty General. 18. Quebec to Crown Pint to Williamsburg. 19. The Fall of New France. 20. The English Captain. 21. The Last Chapter. Very good in lightly edgeworn, unclipped dustjacket. 28.00
Title: Most Extraordinary Adventures of Major Robert Stobo.
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