Washington and Caesar : In this superb historical epic, a Mount Vernon slave joins a Loyalist black regiment charged with defeating his former master, General George Washington, on the battlefield. The year is 1773, and marks the arrival of a new slave at George Washington's Virginia estate. He is given the name Caesar, and the tools for a lifetime of service. But the war for independence will soon bring a turn of events neither master nor slave could ever have predicted. Within mere months, they will be fighting on opposite sides: Washington as commander of the Continental army, Caesar as a soldier in a legendary Loyalist corps made up of former slaves. Based on a remarkable chapter in American history, Washington and Caesar is much more than a sweeping tale of two extraordinary men. With spectacular battle scenes and fascinating historical detail, it illuminates the little-known part played by former slaves in a bitter war that would change the world forever. For both men, the contest will bring great victories and devastating losses. With bravery, passion, and determination, they each will overcome tremendous obstacles, neither knowing what lies ahead - liberty or death. Caesar's perilous rise through the British ranks is deftly woven with the story of Washington's war years, leading up to the day when they come face to face again, this time in uniform.
|Ficción||War & Military|