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The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1777 by Nicholas Cresswell
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I found out about this book after watching the Townsends Youtube channel in which they referred to a type of dried fish. I had a surprisingly difficult time trying to find a free ebook of this.

This is a journal, plain and simple. It chronicles Nicholas Cresswell's time in colonies just as their American Revolution kicks off. The most interesting aspects of the book really are his characterization of the people in America during this time. There is distinct notes about George Washington near the end of the book that appear to reinforce the almost romanticized version American's have for the man.

Other notable things that stuck out to me are his comments regarding race relations and his observations on slavery. The passages are generally brief, but notable. In all truth though, there isn't much too this book. It is simply a unique window into the most iconic period in America's history and having that look from the side of a British citizen during the war is very interesting.

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Reading Progress

May 15, 2019 – Shelved
May 15, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
August 25, 2019 – Started Reading
September 16, 2019 –
October 15, 2019 – Finished Reading
October 17, 2019 – Shelved as: ebook

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