A fascinating, thoroughly researched historical novel of Haiti and Africa, and the early United States, outlining Haitians battle for freedom seen through the eyes of one man. This 1947 outing features Albion Hamlin, who comes to Boston in 1800 to defend a man accused of violating the Alien and Sedition Act. In a whirlwind of action, Hamlin is jailed, then escapes to Haiti in search of his client’s daughter, Lydia Bailey, with whom he has fallen in love simply by gazing at her portrait. Roberts is known for his historical accuracy, so this should please fans of the genre.
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