The Sunshine Patriot by Norman Partington
The Sunshine Patriot
A Novel of The American War of Independence
by Norman Partington
Macmillan, 1975 [First Edition], hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, ex-library with usual stamps and stickers to front and back end-papers and title page, pages age toned, tape residue to covers and reverse dust-jacket, price-clipped dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
"It is an exciting novel of action with some magnificent battle scenes and splendid portraits of the leaders on both sides, including George Washington. We are also taken into Philadelphian Society, with its intrigues and corruption, first under British and then under American occupation. Finally it is a study of loyalties, telling the story of how Benedict Arnold, a brilliant and ruthless soldier, gave his health and considerable wealth to an ungrateful American Congress and was in the end driven to betray to espouse; and how John Andre, an English playboy refined by his love for the beautiful Elizabeth Shippen, ultimately gained the stature of a hero."