Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kenneth Roberts

   For those of you not familiar with the historical fiction of Kenneth Roberts, I would recommend it highly. Roberts was an American author from Maine who specialized in the colonial and Revolutionary War periods. He tells his stories from the point of view of  the Loyalists and gives the reader a different perspective. Two of his novels, Arundel and Rabble in Arms have Benedict Arnold as a primary character and are quite sympathetic to him. His novel, Oliver Wiswell , presents the American Revolution from the viewpoint of a Loyalist officer. His most famous novel is Northwest Passage and is about Robert Rogers and his Rangers, later made into the movie starring Spencer Tracy.

   You do not to have to agree with Roberts but it's worthwhile to hear his take on things. And, the novels are good reads.

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