Rabble in Arms

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Down East Books, Jan 1, 1996 - Fiction - 586 pages
28 Reviews
The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written about America upon its publication in 1933. Love, treachery, ambition, and idealism motivate an unforgettable cast of characters in a magnificent novel renowned not only for the beauty and horror of its story but also for its historical accuracy.

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User Review  - Abigail Hartman - Goodreads

"Rabble in Arms" felt to me like "The Last of the Mohicans," but set during the Revolutionary rather than the French and Indian War - and without Uncas, which is to say, not quite as good. The writing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael A - Goodreads

Roberts was one of those adult authors I read from mom's library. Liked his stories and enjoyed his interpretations of history thru fictional characters. Still read him sometimes for the pleasure of old friends. Read full review

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Kenneth Roberts was the author of many best-selling novels, including Northwest Passage, Lydia Bailey, Oliver Wiswell, Rabble in Arms, and his famed first novel, Arundel. Renowned for his scrupulous accuracy and unforgettable depictions of past times, he was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize citation in 1957.

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