Henry Knox Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot

Henry Knox  Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot

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Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 2010

Henry Knox accomplished the amazing feat of bringing a large supply of cannon down to General George Washington from Fort Ticonderoga relying on his passion for and knowledge about artillery and his uncanny ability to see possibilities where others saw only problems. Who was this man and where did he get his gifts? When Henry Knox was still a boy his father left the family and Henry had to quit school. He went on to own a bookstore which became a well stocked and comfortable place where the British and Americans in Boston came for social purposes and learning. Eventually, Knox studied the artillery of the British and talked to the British soldiers about the guns he would use against them ten years later. He was a man who loved food, books and artillery. His ability to see challenges as opportunities carried him out of Boston, to create defenses for the city in its time of need and to take charge of the artillery for General Washington's army. He was self-taught and determined. Ages 7-10 40 pages

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