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Shadow Patriots: A Novel of the Revolution Book Review Summary

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Shadow Patriots tells of the Culper Ring, a group of George Washington's spies operating out of Manhattan and Long Island. The city of New York itself can hold its own among the American Revolution's cast of pungent characters. The story includes familiar names -- Washington, Hamilton, Benedict Arnold -- and one unfamiliar number, the mysterious 355. 355 was the Culpers' code for "lady," and after 225 years she remains a nameless heroine who, many historians believe, died for her country.

These days many people might think that patriotism means flying an American flag to tatters from an SUV. Lucia St. Clair Robson writes about what it meant to be a patriot in tumultuous times of the Revolutionary War.

The review of this Book prepared by Ginny Stibolt








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Time/era of story:    -   american colonial period Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War-time military intelligence mission?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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