It is 1812 and America has declared war on Britain. The American ship Olive Branch is waylaid by a British cruiser. Captain Dorman is killed, and his crew is taken prisoner, including the captain’s pretty and strong-willed daughter, Corunna. Widely recognized for his careful attention to historical details, Kenneth Roberts portrays the bravery of American seamen, their sufferings in the mist-shrouded walls of Dartmoor Prison, the invention of the Gangway Pendulum, and the sailors’ dangerous and dramatic escape.
Kenneth Roberts was the author of many bestselling novels, including Northwest Passage, Lydia Bailey, Oliver Wiswell, and the trilogy of Arundel, Rabble in Arms, and The Lively Lady. Renowned for his scrupulous accuracy and unforgettable depictions of past times, he… More about Kenneth Roberts