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Saratoga: A Novel of the American Revolution

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Set against the backdrop of the unthinkable turmoil that accompanied the formation of America, Saratoga is the thrilling first installment in a series that will chronicle the birth of a nation and the stories of the men and women hopelessly caught in its wake.
 
It is May 1777 nearly a year after the British colonies in America have declared independence from the crown. The
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2005)
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Dan Schroeder
Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it
A passable read, but for me a little contrived, with the hero pretty much infallible and present at all of the historic moments.
Caroline Williams
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Brain candy--that's all I can say. Good beach reading for someone casually interested in history, but for a serious history student (or English major), perhaps not. I'll start with the good first.

"Saratoga" is good in that there is a lot of historical background. Garland clearly understands the time period well, which is refreshing. The historical and military details of the story sound natural and fluid. However, "Saratoga's" faults outweigh its virtues. It started off well--very interesting a
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Pseudonym of Keith Miles

Keith Miles (born 1940) is an English author, who writes under his own name and also historical fiction and mystery novels under the pseudonym Edward Marston. He is known for his mysteries set in the world of Elizabethan theater. He has also written a series of novels based on events in the Domesday Book.

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