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The Resource King's mountain : a ballad novel, Sharyn McCrumb

King's mountain : a ballad novel, Sharyn McCrumb

Label
King's mountain : a ballad novel
Title
King's mountain
Title remainder
a ballad novel
Statement of responsibility
Sharyn McCrumb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the New York Times bestselling author--the first Ballad novel to feature the epic, and gorgeously-portrayed, American Revolution John Sevier had not taken much interest in the American Revolution, he was too busy fighting Indians in the Carolinas and taming the wilderness. But when an arrogant British officer threatened his settlement--promising to burn the farms and kill families--the war became personal. That arrogant officer is Patrick Ferguson of the British Army--who is both charmingly antagonistic and surprisingly endearing. Inventor of the Ferguson rifle, and the devoted lover to his mistress, Virginia Sal, Patrick becomes a delightful anti-hero under McCrumb's watchful eye. Through varying perspectives, King's Mountain is an elegant saga of the Carolina Overmountain Men--the militia organized by Sevier (who would later become the first governor of Tennessee) and their victory in 1780 against the Tories in a battle that Thomas Jefferson later called, "The turning point of the American Revolution." Peppered with lore and the authentic heart of the people in McCrumb's classic Ballads, this is an epic book that will build on the success of The Ballad of Tom Dooley and her recent return to the New York Times bestseller list. Featuring the American Revolution, this a huge draw to readers old and new, and special to McCrumb who can trace her lineage to the character John Sevier"--
  • "John Sevier had not taken much interest in the American Revolution, he was too busy fighting Indians in the Carolinas and taming the wilderness. But when an arrogant British officer threatened his settlement--promising to burn the farms and kill families--the war became personal. That arrogant officer is Patrick Ferguson of the British Army--who is both charmingly antagonistic and surprisingly endearing. Inventor of the Ferguson rifle, and the devoted lover to his mistress, Virginia Sal, Patrick becomes a delightful anti-hero under McCrumb's watchful eye. Through varying perspectives, King's Mountain is an elegant saga of the Carolina Overmountain Men--the militia organized by Sevier (who would later become the first governor of Tennessee) and their victory in 1780 against the Tories in a battle that Thomas Jefferson later called, "The turning point of the American Revolution." Peppered with lore and the authentic heart of the people in McCrumb's classic Ballads, this is an epic book that will build on the success of The Ballad of Tom Dooley and her recent return to the New York Times bestseller list. Featuring the American Revolution, this a huge draw to readers old and new, and special to McCrumb who can trace her lineage to the character John Sevier"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C3527
LC item number
K56 2013
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Ballad novels
Label
King's mountain : a ballad novel, Sharyn McCrumb
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn827256679
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781250011404
Lccn
2013020530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)827256679
Label
King's mountain : a ballad novel, Sharyn McCrumb
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn827256679
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781250011404
Lccn
2013020530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)827256679

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