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Blood of the oak : a novel, Eliot Pattison

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Blood of the oak : a novel
Title
Blood of the oak
Title remainder
a novel
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Eliot Pattison
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Language
eng
Summary
"The fourth entry in the Bone Rattler series advances the protagonist Duncan McCallum to 1765 and into the throes of the Stamp Tax dissent, which marked the beginning of organized resistance to English rule. Duncan follows ritualistic murders that are strangely connected to both the theft of an Iroquois artifact and a series of murders and kidnappings in the network of secret runners supporting the nascent committees of correspondence-which are engaged in the first organized political dissent across colonial borders. He encounters a powerful conspiracy of highly placed English aristocrats who are bent on crushing all dissent, is captured by its agents, and sent into slavery in Virginia beside the kidnapped runners. Inspired by an aged native American slave and new African friends Duncan decides not just to escape but to turn their own intrigue against the London lords. Included in the novel's cast of characters are figures from our history who have their own destinies to fulfill in the next decade, including Benjamin Franklin (writing from London), Samuel Adams, the early Pennsylvania rebel James Smith, Dr. Benjamin Rush, and, very briefly, a soft spoken militia officer named Washington. The Song of the Oak takes a fresh view on the birth of the new American nation, suggesting that the "freedom" that became the centerpiece of the Revolution was uniquely American, rising not just from unprecedented political discourse but also from the extraordinary bond with the natural world experienced by frontier settlers and native tribes."--
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Colonial America in 1765 is a place full of danger and anger as colonists make their first movements toward freedom. Amidst the Stamp Tax dissent, Scotsman Duncan McCallum is called to the deathbed of a highly respected Iroquois woman. She tells him about her dead grandson, whom she believes was murdered, a stolen Iroquois artifact, and a dream she had in which McCallum and his Nipmuc Indian best friend bring the artifact back. But before McCallum even reaches home, he discovers a dead Oneida Indian, and he knows more blood will be shed before he figures out what's going on. This atmospheric, authentic book is the excellent 4th entry in the Bone Rattler mysteries. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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10473042
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A82497
LC item number
B58 2016
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
Bone rattler
Series volume
4
Target audience
adult
Label
Blood of the oak : a novel, Eliot Pattison
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5779986
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 417 pages
Isbn
9781619026155
Lccn
2015035581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn922291357
  • (OCoLC)922291357
Label
Blood of the oak : a novel, Eliot Pattison
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5779986
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 417 pages
Isbn
9781619026155
Lccn
2015035581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn922291357
  • (OCoLC)922291357

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