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The Youngest Patriot: The Story of the British Occupation of Long Island Gene Ligotti

The Youngest Patriot: The Story of the British Occupation of Long Island

Gene Ligotti

Published December 20th 2000
ISBN : 9780738812700
Hardcover
168 pages
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The Youngest Patriot is the story, the first of a trilogy, of the coming of age of a young boy set against the turmoil of the American Revolution during the British occupation. Elijah Churchill defies his father and joins the Continental Army at ageMoreThe Youngest Patriot is the story, the first of a trilogy, of the coming of age of a young boy set against the turmoil of the American Revolution during the British occupation. Elijah Churchill defies his father and joins the Continental Army at age thirteen. The story culminates with Elijah as recipient of the first Purple Heart.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:After thirty years in the practice of dentistry, the author first began writing children s literature, completing numerous short stories and two novels before his interests turned to American History. This novel is the first of a trilogy of stories of unique Revolutionary period characters. This novel, The Youngest Patriot, tells of Elijah Churchill, the first recipient of the Purple Heart. The second, Swamp Fox, is the story of Francis Marion, a master of guerrilla tactics. The third, Dark Eagle, is about the much maligned and controversial figure, Benedict Arnold.Gene Ligotti is a contributing editor for THE GUIDE MAGAZINE, writing about the history of New York State villages and the colorful and romantic Hudson River Valley.The author lives in Huntington, Long Island with his wife, Corbina. He has two married daughters, Gina and Lisa and one grandson, Gino.