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The Life of General Francis Marion,: A Celebrated Partisan Officer, in the Revolutionary War, Against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia

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This biography, first published in 1824, was written by Peter Horry who served in Marion's brigade as one of his most trusted officers during his guerilla campaigns. Horry gave his manuscript to Parson Weems who fictionalized the account into a romantic biography. Weems and Horry together tell a tale of the man whose real life was as exciting as any adventure story.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by John F. Blair, Publisher (first published 1809)
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Christian
Dec 03, 2008 Christian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While highly embellished and of doubtful historicity* -- the co-author concocted the George Washington 'Cherry Tree' myth -- it still provides valuable insight into the infighting that took place in the Carolina backcountry.

*Just like "The Patriot"
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library
Jun 27, 2012 Tiffin-Seneca Public Library rated it it was ok
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I was disppointed in this supposed biography of Marion. There's some good information here, but most of the book is about the exploits of the author himself. I'll be picking up The Swamp Fox by Robert Bass instead.
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I was disppointed in this supposed biography of Marion. There's some good information here, but most of the book is about the exploits of the author himself. I'll be picking up The Swamp Fox by Robert Bass instead.
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