Rebel in the Night Author:Peter Jones Evan Stoddard never wanted to be a soldier. And if the British hadn't swarmed all over the best farmland on Long Island, he would have stayed back home that autumn of 1776, helping his father harvest the crops. — But the revolution has its own inexorable reality and before he realizes it, Evan is swept up by the flow of events. A serious leg wo... more »und, six months in the black hold of a British prison ship, the loss of his farm and family, involvement with an unprincipled group of gunboat raiders-all take their toll. Then too there is Elizabeth, a strong, courageous woman who expects as much from Evan as she does from herself.
In this engrossing novel Peter Jones goes beyond individuals to expose the dark underside of the American Revolution-a war which like any other was fought for a variety of motives. All the glory is here but so too are the brutality, suffering, and horror that history books usually neglect to mention.« less