This book takes back in the revolutionary war and shows you what it was like back in the 1770s. They start to shoot at the British troops, but the British retaliate by breaking down the wall and killing all the men. I'd say things like, 'Well, Sam, we've decided not to put in oats this year, we're going to use the space for corn. Or I'd eat breakfast slowly so I could stall off going to work. Since it was written in 1975, it has appeared on many annual banned-book lists. Tim has an older brother named Sam who decides to join the Patriots to help fight off the British. It will change the way you look at how the war really was.
While he is walking down the street with the letter in hand, Betsy sees the letter and wrestles it away, convinced that it contains spy information on Sam it does not. Sam is the oldest son. And during that time, we grow to love Sam. Along the way, Tim and Father are stopped by rebel cowboys who are not happy that the Meekers are selling to the British. The day the British come through, the Rebel troops follow, and Tim is able to see his brother. He runs to the encampment at night with a bayonette.
Overall it was a decent book, but I did not like the style or the plot. I read this book in my social studies class. Both Tim and his mother talk to the rebel officers, pleading Sam's innocence, but the general will not change his mind. After that, the guy talks to Sam's old girlfriend, gets his father killed, runs a tavern, talks to a general, and a whole lot of other stuff that has no overall relevence to the plot. Tim, the younger son who wishes to remain loyal to both, gets caught in the middle. Tim and San meet happy to see each other after almost two years. Now Tim truly becomes the man of the house, taking care of his mother and the tavern and making financial and trading decisions.
Peekskill was on the Hudson River. On a specificdate, Sam was shot twice. Tim is even more conflicted than before: the Patriots have his father, but the British are destroying the town where he grew up. They were all made up to make the story a little more interesting. Unless you're a big fan of the American Revolution, every other detail that has not been mentioned in this review, and is in the book is completely tedious. On the way back, Father and Tim are very cautious. Tim's o I'm always eager to get new perspectives on the Revolutionary War, to hear the story of fledgling America's fight for independence told with a new twist from someone who has a good story to relate.
From the beginning, lines blur between Tory and Patriot, mainly because the narrator, Tim, doesn't know the difference between them. This book was interesting at first ,but the book kinda lost me towards the ending. While the Meekers are at church, Sam goes back to the tavern, where his family lives and works, and steals the Brown Bess. His writings for adults include numerous books on jazz, including biographies of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. He and his mom try everything they can think of to save Sammy. He is smart just like his brother; he only has different, slightly better circumstances. Tim runs to Sam's hideout, steals the gun and runs, but is soon over taken by Sam.
Wait, he's not dead yet. No one wants rebellion except fools and hotheads. Meeker and Tim are taking a bunch of cattle to a trading post when they run into a gang of cowboys. He became very upset to hear that Sam wanted to join the Patriots and fight against his homeland. This book was just that bad.
Tim concludes that the cow-boys waited to ambush Father and then took him away somewhere. Tim outsmarts them, saves himself, and has to bring the wagon of goods home on his own. Near the end of the book the family doesn't really care who wins. It is the story of a boy named Sam who decided to join the Rebel army. Tim spends the summer around the tavern and then he goes on a trading journey with his father to Verplancks Point, his first trip away from home and his first encounter with his cousins.
Heron, stops by the tavern and asks Tim to deliver some letters for him. What does Sam advise him to do with the cattle? While some descriptions may be on the violent side, and the word choice is very mature at times, the story is well written and gets the point across. Wait, he's not dead yet. I wasn't acting my usual self, I was acting more like a grownup. The transcripts are also very helpful too. The suspense just keeps going right to the very end.