The Waterman: The Patriot and the Great Cannon Train (The by Norris van den Berg

By Norris van den Berg

established upon the diary of 1 of basic George Washington’s employees officials, The Waterman recounts the possible very unlikely delivery of fifty nine cannon three hundred miles over land and water from toes. Ticonderoga to Boston within the useless of harsh iciness 1776. those cannon gave normal Washington the lacking artillery he desperately wanted for his gorgeous, first victory over the invincible British forces.

During this two-month heroic take advantage of, dealing with ferocious climate and bold assaults by means of ruthless British spies, the story’s protagonist, Continental army Lieutenant Dan Saunders perseveres with crafty and audacious braveness. with his dependable compatriot, Paul Williams, a former pirate and slave, the pair led a ragtag workforce of volunteers to succeed and switch the tide in a single of younger America’s such a lot inspirational, early milestones towards independence.

A specified portrayal of ways issues have been in 1775: sailboats and transportation at sea, attitudes of “rebels” and their ingenuity in defeating a miles higher enemy and the attitudes of loyalists towards freemen. the tale strikes correct alongside and stored me interpreting until the top.

Randy Repass, Founder and Chairman of West Marine Inc.

After interpreting THE WATERMAN, each reader should want to stand over the resting areas of Dan and Paul to pay their respects! We needs to settle, even though, for the information that the patriots who really accomplished this remarkable challenge, set a benchmark for heroism and tenacity which maintains to path its means in the course of the veins of the boys and ladies of today’s military.

Rear Admiral Ray Smith, USN, ret. Former leader of army Seals

concerning the Author

Norris van den Berg was once born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland the place he constructed a keenness for crusing and naval heritage. He admires the spirit and beliefs of the early progressive patriots and has tried to percentage this ardour in his first novel.

Mr. van den Berg graduated in philosophy and arithmetic from the collage of Maryland. ahead of this venture, he was once a founding companion of a enterprise capital company following his profession as an government within the software program undefined.

Mr. van den Berg lives together with his spouse in Lake Tahoe, Nevada yet he can usually be present in Annapolis or fly fishing in Montana and the Florida Keys.

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