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The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson
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Jan 03, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, young-adult-lit, americana
Read in February, 2009

The first book was good, the second book was EPIC. Anderson really hit his stride here. It's a fabulous bildungsroman, a sobering history lesson, a rollicking military adventure, a philosophical treatise, all written in gorgeously lyrical, historically evocative prose, full of fleshy characters I came to love. I laughed, I cried, I learned about the betrayal of black people in the colonies by both the rebels and the Loyalists, I thought about liberty and violence and the meaning of life. What a great read.

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