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Nelson Abbac joins us tonight to discuss his new book "Freedom's Forge, Striking The Sparks of Liberty". Nelson is a family man, an author, an Appleseed Project Instructor and an American Patriot. His latest work is a terrific example of what good historical fiction should be.
If you have listened to the show, you have probably heard me mention that there is a terrible shortage of written works, both fiction, and, non fiction, that detail the events leading up to April 19, 1775.
Thanks to Nelson, we now have another good bit of historical fiction that allows us to visit that time and help us to understand the people and the times they were living in.
Nelson takes us on this journey through the eyes of a Scottish fugitive, marooned in the New World and thrust into the midddle of the events which would spin up into the beginning of a new nation. Nelson intertwines fictional characters with actual players in the intrigues swirling through the city of Boston.
I have always said that you need to look no further than our own Revolutionary War history to find the most dashing heroes, the most beautiful and romantic women and the most exciting intrigues and exploits, and Nelson has proves this with a rip roaring tale of the men and women who were central in the formation of our nation during the days of the Boston Tea Party and immediatly after.
This book belongs on your shelf right beside David Hackett Fischer's "Paul Revere's Ride", Thomas B Allen's,"Tories" and Esther Forbes book, "Johnny Tremain". All great books which allow us to peer inside the times and lives of the people who lived during the beginning of our nation.
Be sure to call in with your questions. The reason this is a live show is to allow you to have a say in what the show talks about and to add your voice to the conversation. I hope to see you all there.
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