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A thought provoking novel that imagines what would and Execution PDF #8608 have happened if the British had succeeded in kidnapping General George Washington for fans of alternate histories like The Plot Against America The Guns of the South and The Man in the High CastleBritish special agent Jeremiah Black an officer of the King’s Guard lands on a lonely beach in the wee hours of the morning in late November The revolution is in full swing but has become deadlocked Black is here to change all thatHis mission aided by Loyalists is to kidnap George Washington and The Trial Kindle spirit him back to London aboard the HMS Peregrine a Briti First and foremost a large thank you to NetGalley Charles Rosenberg and Hanover Suare Press for providing me with a copy of this publication which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review In this novel of alternate history Charles Rosenberg asks the reader to ponder what might have happened if the British Crown had been able to get their hands on General George Washington and bring him to justice in an English Court In the dead of night off the New Jersey coast Colonel Jeremiah Black undertakes his ultra secret mission He has only one chance to succeed and many have put their trust in him Making his way ashore Black begins a journey that will see him play the role of a disaffected Colonial soldier inching closer to his ultimate prize Striking at just the right moment Black is able to capture General George Washington and take him aboard HMS Peregrine for the trip across the Atlantic While the journey is slow and laborious Washington is not yet panicked sure that he will be treated as a prisoner of war However Black has his orders and while he would have rather put a bullet in the military man he hopes for long term praise when they reach the English Coast Meanwhile news of Washington s capture reaches the king as well as the British Cabinet George III is beside himself with delight perhaps fuelled by his insanity and is prepared to levy charges of high treason which will lead to a gruesome form of execution one the monarch is sure will make an example of Washington Panicked the Continental Congress of the American States sends its ambassador plenipotentiary Ethan Abbott to negotiate terms and bring Washington home safely However Britain does not recognise the Congress or any of its officials leaving Abbott neutered and unsure what to do After some smooth talking Abbott is able to communicate with the prisoner who is prepared to face his indictment but demands an American represent him in court even though some high profile Brits are prepared to step up for the cause Enter Abraham Hobhouse whose work in a small firm has been anything but remarkable up to this point When he is approached to represent General Washington the chance to change history flashes before Hobhouse s eyes though the notoriety might also turn sour should he fail Armed with the most significant case of his career Hobhouse must cobble together a case to defend a man who does not deny his charges though remains firmly rooted that the Colonial cause was just and that he led a necessary rebellion All eyes turn to the London court prepared to hear the case where history hangs in the balance Rosenberg proves adept at entertaining as well as educating his reader in this wonderfully developed story that asks what if in relation to one of America s founding historical moments Recommended for those who love history and its alternate possibilities as well as those who enjoy a uniue legal thrillerHaving never read Rosenberg before this was a delightful introduction to an author with a vivid imagination for alternative history When I first saw the title I was immediately drawn to the book as it sought to posit a significant change in paths to one of the central pieces in early American history Might Washington s capture and guilt have deflated the American States and left the English to run roughshod in the colonies locking them into a horrible situation Additionally how would both sides negotiate through international law sovereign state interaction and during a state of war One can only imagine in this well paced piece of historical fiction The characters used throughout help the story to progress nicely at different points Rosenberg uses not only time centred dialogue and settings but also brings the characters to life as they seek to find a balance The reader can feel right in the middle of the action particularly throughout the lead up and into Washington s trial Rosenberg uses a mix of short and mid length chapters to push the story along keeping the reader wondering what is to come and how it will resolve itself This constant pace keeps the narrative crisp and the plot from getting too bogged down in minutiae Perhaps this is why the story seems to read to swiftly and with ease As things built I could find myself curious to see just how far Rosenberg would take things having literary freedoms under the umbrella of alternate history The final product is definitely worth the time spent and keeps the reader engaged until the very endKudos Mr Rosenberg for this interesting piece of American history I will be certain to check out of your work and keep an eye out to see what you might have coming down the pipelineLikehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge

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The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington

Be easily resolved through a settlement of the revolution and Washington’s release But as greater political and military forces swirl around them and peace seems ever distant Hobhouse finds that he is the only thing keeping Washington from the hangman’s nooseDrawing inspiration from an actual kidnapping plot hatched in by a member of Washington’s own Commander in Chief’s Guards Charles Rosenberg has written a compelling novel that envisions what would take place if the leader of America’s fledgling rebellion were taken from the Trial and Execution of the eBook #208 nation at the height of the war imperiling any chance of victory I mean sure Fascinating idea but nothing ever fully clicked for me No emotional heft or depth of the characters And the history stuff just wasn t nerdy enough either

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Sh sloop of war that is waiting closely offshore Once he lands though the “aid by Loyalists” proves problematic because some would prefer just to kill the general outright Black manages just to get Washington aboard the Peregrine which sails awayUpon their arrival in London Washington is imprisoned in the Tower to await trial on charges of high treason England’s most famous barristers seek to represent him but he insists on using an American He chooses Abraham Hobhouse an American born barrister with an English wife a man who Trial and Execution PDFEPUB #190 doesn’t really need the work and thinks the “career building” case will I am very aware that I decided to read and review an alternate history about America s first President that sounds dire on President s Day weekend I would like readers to know that this book by Charles Rosenberg shows George Washington in a very positive light for the most part I received it from the publisher via Net Galley in return for this review The fact that Rosenberg s novel is an alternate history means that the book was uite suspenseful for me because I had no idea of how far it would wander from our timeline George Washington is in British hands The fate of the American Revolution is in doubt I wouldn t want to ruin that suspense for other readers by giving even a hint about how the novel endsRosenberg s historical notes showed me that his alternate history is so credible because it was based on real possibilities I always appreciate when authors of fiction involving history do the necessary research to make characters and events convincing This is why I would consider The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington a successful example of this speculative fiction sub genre For my complete review see


10 thoughts on “The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington

  1. says:

    First and foremost a large thank you to NetGalley Charles Rosenberg and Hanover Suare Press for providing me with a copy of this publication which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review In this novel of alternate history Charles Rosenberg asks the reader to ponder what might have happened if the British Crown had been able to get their hands on General George Washington and bring him to justice in an English Court In t

  2. says:

    Real Rating 25 of fiveWay way way way too many uses of the dreaded As you know locution though that's a poor choice of words on my part because NO ONE SAYS IT in conversation In every single instance of the clunky phrase's appearance I could easily recast the info to be dumped and made it a lot less stodgyIn general Aut

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    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewJeremiah Black an officer of the King’s Guard and British special

  4. says:

    I am very aware that I decided to read and review an alternate history about America's first President that sounds dire on President's Day weekend I would like readers to know that this book by Charles Rosenberg shows Geor

  5. says:

    In this alternate history novel the year is 1780 and the British Prime Minster has dispatched a special agent to kidnap George Washington and bring him back to London to stand trial for treason The concept is interesting to me for two reasons First I almost always enjoy a good alternate history scenario That sort of “what if” plot usually leads to intriguing stories and this novel is definitely proof of that Secondly I am a fan of Geor

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    The American Revolution or Rebellion depending upon your POV is dragging on pretty much at a stalemate It’s causing thousands of lives for both America and Britain Britain’s treasury is strapped by this war and ongoing ones with France and Spain First Minister Lord North sends Colonel Jeremiah Black to the colonies to kidnap Washington an

  7. says:

    When I saw the title of this book I knew I had to read it I love history and any kind of spin on it will probably end up on my TBR list While I tend to lean towards World War II and the Regency Era I know enough about the American Revolution to immediately want to see what this book had in store Also any book w

  8. says:

    The story was better than the writing

  9. says:

    I mean sure Fascinating idea but nothing ever fully clicked for me No emotional heft or depth of the characters And the history stuff just wasn't nerdy enough either

  10. says:

    What a pleasant surprise As a huge American history fan I found this “what if “ book to be fascinating What if attempts