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The Resource The hornet's nest : a novel of the Revolutionary War, Jimmy Carter

The hornet's nest : a novel of the Revolutionary War, Jimmy Carter

Label
The hornet's nest : a novel of the Revolutionary War
Title
The hornet's nest
Title remainder
a novel of the Revolutionary War
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Carter
Title variation
hornets nest
Title variation remainder
a novel of the Revolutionary War
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With this intricately detailed novel of the American South and the Revolutionary War, President Carter becomes our first chief executive, past or present, to publish a work of fiction. By concentrating on Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas from 1763 to 1783, Carter takes a fresh look at this crucial historical period, giving life and originality to a story usually told from the viewpoint of the northern colonies. There's a large cast of characters, but the focus is on the families of Ethan and Epsey Pratt and neighbors Kindred and Mavis Morris, backwoods Georgia homesteaders who are swept up, albeit reluctantly, in the revolution against the British. Among many other subjects, Carter covers military tactics, natural history, 18th-century politics, celestial navigation, the causes of the war, the sexual practices of both Indians and pioneers and how to tar and feather a man without killing him
Summary
In 1766 Ethan Pratt and his wife move from Philadelphia to North Carolina and then to Georgia. There they form friendships with their neighbors Kindred Morris and his wife. Through Kindred and his Indian friend, Ethan learns about the frontier and the Native American tribes who are continually being pressed further inland by settlers. As the Revolutionary War develops, Ethan and Kindred find themselves embroiled in a life-and-death struggle with opposing forces
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
120825
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carter, Jimmy
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of the Revolutionary War
Label
The hornet's nest : a novel of the Revolutionary War, Jimmy Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Principal Characters
  • xiii
  • Book I
  • 1763-1773
  • Book II
  • 1774-1777
  • Book III
  • 1778-1785
Control code
ocm52765866
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 465 pages
Isbn
9780743255448
Lccn
2003059094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)52765866
Label
The hornet's nest : a novel of the Revolutionary War, Jimmy Carter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Principal Characters
  • xiii
  • Book I
  • 1763-1773
  • Book II
  • 1774-1777
  • Book III
  • 1778-1785
Control code
ocm52765866
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 465 pages
Isbn
9780743255448
Lccn
2003059094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)52765866

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