“A fictional character intertwined with real-life historical figures and events creates an engaging, difficult-to-put-down read that will definitely leave you wanting more.” –Sublime Book Review
The first shots of the American Revolution. The battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. The British Major at Lexington shouting, “Disperse, you damned rebels!” The American Colonel at Bunker Hill, calmly saying: “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!”
The White Cockade is the story of the early days of the American Revolution and of the men and women caught up in it: Josiah, who doesn’t want war but can’t escape it. Hugo, once Josiah’s best friend but now his bitter enemy. Mercy, who dreams of marrying Josiah. Walter, eager to fight the British. Alice, whose desperate love for Josiah knows no limits. Tarleton, the roguish, womanizing British officer. Patrick, who can solve the most complex mathematical equations while living in his own world.
This is the story of people caught in historical forces that will change their lives.
Reviews for the Book
"... chronicles the first uncertain steps of the American Revolution with an enviable balance of history and art, character and plot." -Brian Kaufman, author of Sins in Blue "The author makes the Revolutionary War history come alive and does a magnificent job of interweaving the stories of historical figures with the lives of believable and sympathetic fictional characters." -John Hazen, author of the Francine Vega Investigative Thriller series "A fictional character intertwined with real-life historical figures and events creates an engaging, difficult-to-put-down read that will definitely leave you wanting more." -Sublime Book Review "Timeless in its treatment of human emotion and human foibles." -Sara Fraser, author of The Long DIvision
About the Author: Mark James Miller
Mark James Miller is a novelist, columnist, and teacher. He grew up in Southern California and graduated from the University of California at Irvine. His columns have appeared in four newspapers and online news magazines. He lives in Arroyo Grande California, with his wife Carol, and he teaches English at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria. Red Tide was his first novel. Always a history aficionado, The White Cockade is his second novel, with more to come.
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