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The Spy / Lionel Lincoln

(2018)
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The American Revolution comes to vivid life in two dramatic tales of espionage, intrigue, and romance from the author of The Last of Mohicans.

With his second novel, The Spy:A Tale of the Neutral Ground, in 1821, James Cooper (the Fenimore would come later) found his true voice and what became his most enduring subject matter: the history of his young nation, born of the clash between Old World and New. Set largely in Westchester County--site of the real-life intrigues of Benedict Arnold and Major John Andre--The Spy traces the conflicting allegiances of rebels and loyalists, with the supposed loyalist spy Harvey Birch (actually in the service of George Washington) finding himself caught up in conflicts between friendship and duty as he moves between the two sides. Washington himself makes an incognito appearance as the mysterious "Mr. Harper." Cooper continued in the same vein with Lionel Lincoln; Or, The Leaguer of Boston (1825), a carefully researched panorama of the coming of the Revolution, complete with detailed depictions of the battles of Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill. With the hero a native-born American serving in the British Army, issues of loyalty are again complex, and some American reviewers, not for the last time, found Cooper's politics a bit too ambiguous for comfort.

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Genre: Historical

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Title: James Fenimore Cooper: Two Novels of the American Revolution (LOA #312): The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground / Lionel Lincoln; or, The Leaguer of ... of America James Fenimore Cooper Edition)
Author(s): James Fenimore Cooper
ISBN: 1-59853-582-X / 978-1-59853-582-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Library of America
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Title: James Fenimore Cooper: Two Novels of the American Revolution (LOA #312): The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground / Lionel Lincoln; or, The Leaguer of Boston ... James Fenimore Cooper Edition Book 4)
Author(s): James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: Library of America
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