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Charles Rosenberg Ð 0 characters review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð Charles Rosenberg review The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington A thought provoking novel that imagines what would have happened if the British had succeeded in kidnapping General George Washington for fans of alternate histories like The Plot Against America The Guns of the South and The Man in the High CastleBritish special agent Jeremiah Black an officer of the King’s Guard lands on a lonely beach in the wee hours of the morning in late November 1780 The revolution is in full swing but has become deadlocked Black is here to change all thatHis mission aided by Loyalists is to kidnap George Washington and spirit him back to London aboard the HMS Peregrine a British. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewJeremiah Black an officer of the King s Guard and British special agent lands on the beach in late 1780 when the American Revolution is at its height but is currently deadlocked between the two sides Black s mission is to change the tide of the war by kidnapping George Washington and sneaking him back to London on nearby ship with help from American Loyalists Some of the Loyalists though would prefer to just kill Washington instead of sending him to England to stand trial for high treasonI can t resist a good alternate history story and The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington by Charles Rosenberg certainly presents an intriguing hook I can t say I ve read a what if novel where so much of American Revolutionary history as we know it hangs in the balance This is my first book by this author and I d say it s a great introduction to his imaginative take on the time period I also enjoyed his presentation of both countries at war and due to his writing we feel like we re right in the middle of everything from the moment of his capture through to his trial As interesting as Black and the rest of the cast are to follow I was hoping we d actually get to see a bit of the story through Washington s eyes whether that came in the form of alternating chapters or just small segments of text where we could get a closer look at Washington than what we had the opportunity to in the end Even though the author has such a great hook there are some moments that didn t uite work for me Some scenes especially closer to the end are too dull when you should be riveted to your seat On a similar note at times I felt to distantly removed from the cast and events to be fully invested throughout the novel Overall if you re in the market for a creative and believable alternate history on the American Revolution and the fate of one of America s founders you ought to look into The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington by Charles Rosenberg It has a brilliant hook that will keep you reading to the very end You ll have to bear through the slower moments but it s well worth trying out I will certainly need to look into of Rosenberg s work in the futureThanks again NetGalley

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Charles Rosenberg Ð 0 characters review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð Charles Rosenberg review The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington Sloop of war that is waiting closely offshore Once he lands though the “aid by Loyalists” proves problematic because some would prefer just to kill the general outright Black manages just to get Washington aboard the Peregrine which sails awayUpon their arrival in London Washington is imprisoned in the Tower to await trial on charges of high treason England’s most famous barristers seek to represent him but he insists on using an American He chooses Abraham Hobhouse an American born barrister with an English wife a man who doesn’t really need the work and thinks the “career building” case will. The American Revolution or Rebellion depending upon your POV is dragging on pretty much at a stalemate It s causing thousands of lives for both America and Britain Britain s treasury is strapped by this war and ongoing ones with France and Spain First Minister Lord North sends Colonel Jeremiah Black to the colonies to kidnap Washington and bring him back for trial as a traitor to the king He hopes having Washington as a pawn will focus negotiations and bring the hostilities to an end without giving the colonies independenceAs much as I dislike giving up on a book I almost did with this one I really didn t care about the characters I didn t want to read about Washington s execution The main characters had a lot gambled on the trial I never felt the suspense and concern of their risk I stopped at page 100 ready to give it up Since I hadn t decided on my next book and had some time on my hands I picked it up again The characters did not get less wooden but the combination of military tactics political intrigue and the trial did maintain my interest Lord North did get his wish of Washington in the Tower but then realized that he had a tiger by the tail The story is told primarily through the eyes of Col Jeremiah Black Ambassador and attorney Ethan Abbott American born barrister Abraham Hobhouse and Lord North The subtleties of the politics costs in blood and treasure the mixed feelings of loyalists in the colonies and Americans in Britain the notes about other things going on in the world like the fight with France and the solution to the problem make for an interesting but not riveting read It should appeal to readers of American and British history It s not usual alternate history since it only goes a bit past the trial The what if is limited to the capture and the trial it does not offer what would happen without Washington as a charismatic leader The plot is interesting but the execution is only moderately successful I m glad I read it but it s not a Readers Advisor sure bet ReadalikesAllison Pataki The Traitor s Wife Jerome Charyn Johnny One Eye Diana Gabaldon Sir John and the Private Matter Sally Cabot Benjamin Franklin s Bastard Jeff Shaara Rise to Rebellion Andrew Taylor The Scent of Death Bernard Cornwell The Fort Mary Calvi Dear George Dear Mary David Liss The Whiskey Rebels DB Jackson ThieftakerPace Moderately paced to slowCharacters Limited developmentStoryline Intricately plotted plot drivenWriting style Compelling Richly detailed ThoughtfulTone SuspensefulFrame New Jersey London 1780 81Theme What if

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Charles Rosenberg Ð 0 characters review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð Charles Rosenberg review The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington Be easily resolved through a settlement of the revolution and Washington’s release But as greater political and military forces swirl around them and peace seems ever distant Hobhouse finds that he is the only thing keeping Washington from the hangman’s nooseDrawing inspiration from an actual kidnapping plot hatched in 1776 by a member of Washington’s own Commander in Chief’s Guards Charles Rosenberg has written a compelling novel that envisions what would take place if the leader of America’s fledgling rebellion were taken from the nation at the height of the war imperiling any chance of victory. The story was better than the writing

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  • 13 January 2019
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