304K: A book of the revolutionary war

I read a book in seventh grade in about 1973 about the revolutionary war. I honestly don’t remember if it was fiction or nonfiction. It was not the last of the Mohicans. It was a huge book 500 or 600 pages if not more, huge by my seventh grade standard. My dad had read the book when he was in Jr High school probably about 1940. My dad is passed away and this mystery has plagued me for a couple of years.

When I read the book it was on my seventh grade reading list in history. It was my first introduction to Tories and many things relative to the revolutionary war.

9 thoughts on “304K: A book of the revolutionary war

  1. This one seems to fit your description both in size and publication date: Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts, pub. 1940 which weighs in at 800+ pages or maybe it’s Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, which is a shorter book (about 300 pages), won the 1944 Newbery Medal, and was required reading in middle school for years.

    Hope that helps!

  2. It is hard to think of a book that is required reading in both 1940 and 1973!

    Have you looked at A Rabble In Arms by Kenneth Roberts?

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