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Eugene Procknow brings to life the tale of one man's remarkable journey through the Revolutionary War and the early years of our nation. William Hunter: Finding Free Speech, A British Soldier's Son Who Became an Early American is the story of a child who accompanied his father during the fight against American rebels. Captured twice, and an eyewitness to war and its carnage, Hunter is the only known author of a survivor's account from the British perspective. Later a newspaper founder and editor, Hunter drew the ire of government lawyers for his denouncing of efforts to stifle freedom of the press, and became an early supporter of Andrew Jackson's political aspirations.
Procknow examines Hunter's document, his life, how he overcame personal setbacks which damaged his character and left him bankrupt, and his contributions to American civic institutions.
A former management consultant with the firm Brillient, Procknow is also an historian and author of the American Revolution and the early US Republic. He has written several scholarly articles for the pretigious, peer-reviewed Journal of the American Revolution. He lives in Washington, DC.