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RADDALL, Thomas H. Son of the Hawk. Illustrated by Stanley Turner. Toronto : Doubleday Canada Limited, n.d. . (Copyright 1950). Pp (4),[v]-vii,(1),1-247,(1). 8vo, green cloth, black spine lettering. Young 056, Watters p.370, Laugher p.465, Rhodenizer p.425. This is "a special juvenile version of His Majesty's Yankees" - Rhodenizer. First was Philadelphia & Tor. : Winston, 1950. The dustjacket front adds : "A Nova Scotian Boy in '76". ' 'Ripped out of one of history's little-known, but most exciting chapters, is this dramatic tale of the 'Fourteenth American Colony' - the colony that did notwin its independence from the English Crown. Nova Scotia, settled by NewEngland Yankees and, in fact, part of New England, flared with rebellion, as did her sister colonies in the historic early 1770s. This virile, dynamic story follows the rugged escapades of young David Strang, son of 'The Hawk', Matt Strang. David's father, known to all Nova Scotia as hero of the French and Indian wars, searched for a middle course in this war for independence. But when Davy reached Halifax, revolution was in the air! Men were needed to subdue the rebellious colonies to the south. The capital's streets echoed to the cry of ''Press! Press!''. Gangs of British seaman scoured thetown for men to fill the holds and decks of His Majesty's fleet. On one gr im night when he barely escaped forced service on a British frigate, Davy cast his lot with revolution. He plunged into a world of suspense and intrique, spying on fortifications and carrying messages for the ''Cause''. He marched with the ragged band of men whose cry was ''Liberty!'' and whose hopes were pinned on guns and men from Massachusetts, which never arrived. Their march through the silent forests of Nova Scotia, their hair-raising capture of a British supply ship, the thundering battle for Fort Cumberland, pack this book with all the wallop of a twenty-one-gun salute.'' - from the dust jacket. Name, else very good in very good price-clipped dustjacket, (with small bit of loss to top of dj spine). 40.00
Title: Son of the Hawk. Cdn in dustjacket.
Publisher: Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1964,:
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