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St. George’s Cross and the Siege of Fort Pitt

Battle of Three Empires

by Calvin J. Boal


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/14/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781490815275
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781490815282
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781490815268

About the Book

The author has created a character from the early 1700s—Thomas Doty, who lives on a family farm outside of Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania. He meets a weathered sea captain who is down on his luck and short of hands aboard his sloop, the Shannon. Intrigued by adventure, Thomas goes to sea, but ends up shipwrecked and seized by a band of surly cutthroat pirates. Now, amid the designs of some sordid brigands well-acquainted with wanton cruelty, Thomas wonders if his courage and cunning can release him from his captors’ wily schemes. His escape from them only hurls him into challenges fraught with unforeseen circumstances as he journeys homeward and beyond, discovering the distant frontier of western Pennsylvania and the Ohio country teeming with Mingo, Delaware, Shawnee, and Seneca Indians intent on preserving their culture from the ever-encroaching whites. As Thomas negotiates with death on the one hand and life on the other, survival forces him onward. He encounters English and French traders and finds friends, love, and a mortal enemy as he endures life within the turmoil of the French and Indian War, Pontiac’s Rebellion, and the siege of Fort Pitt.


About the Author

The author has written two books as a result of his interest in American history, particularly in the Colonial period. Last Run of the Whisperer was written after extensive genealogical work on his family history, and St. George’s Cross was written after living in western Pennsylvania for a number of years, near the Forbes Road.