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Prelude to Glory, Vol. 7: The Impending Storm (Prelude to Glory #7)
by Ron Carter
In Volume 7 of this 8 Volume series, the war has ended and the victorious soldiers head home penniless, still having received little pay for their sacrifices and service. The states are still seen as different countries, each with their own currency and political organization. The soldiers return home to find that many of their farms and homes are being foreclosed. Many of...more
Hardcover, 540 pages
Published July 4th 2003 by Bookcraft
(first published 2003)
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This seventh volume in the Prelude to Glory series focuses on the details of the final skirmishes of the Revolutionary War following Yorktown and the peace treaty with Great Britain. It gives a lot of information about the financial disaster that the end of the war left for the colonies and the tenuous situation our young country faced under the Articles of Confederation. Ends with the troubles that led to Shay's Rebellion and the call of the colonies to meet to create a different form of govern...more
I loved reading this whole series because it allowed me to learn much more about our countries beginnings than I ever learned in school--but I enjoyed it this time. A fictional family and their friends make the journey through the revolutionary war and on into the establishment of the United States government and the rough economic times that followed the war. Book 9 jumps ahead in time to the war of 1812.
Once I started this series I couldn't stop. I find it fascinating that the U.S. ever made it past the colonial stages with all of the hardships endured and the victorious battles. I suppose I didn't pay much attention in History class, but I never knew that Benedict Arnold was such a bad ass! (prior to selling out his country)
A fun series with a great mix of well researhed history of the US Revolutionary War (with footnotes) and fictional personal items to bring the story to life. The fictional characters are well placed to bring the story out.
Ron Carter was born in Salt Lake City and reared in Twin Falls, Idaho. He served received a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Brigham Young University. He received a juris doctor degree in 1962 after attending the law schools at George Washington University and the University of Utah. Recently he has been a research and writing director for the Superior Court system of Los Angeles Co...moreMore about Ron Carter...