Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Son of the Hawk

A Nova Scotian Boy in '76

by Thomas H. Raddall

A novel about a young man fighting for liberty in Nova Scotia in the 1770's. David Strang from Liverpool, NS, is rescued from a press gang in Halifax by Richard Uniacke. After returning home, he flees through the forest with a native friend to escape British soldiers and later joins other rebels to fight more British at Fort Cumberland where he is wounded.

David's adventures make an exciting story with several narrow escapes. The book is well written and the history is well researched. Worth reading if you like adventure or if you'd like an enjoyable way to learn some Nova Scotia history.

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