The Faraway War: A Novel

The Faraway War: A Novel
Author: 
Language: 
ISBN10: 
0312379587
ISBN13: 
9780312379582
Pages: 
288
Published: 
April 14th 2009 by Thomas Dunne Books
Rating: 
3.25

Henry Reeve was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1850. At fifteen, too young to join the military, he enlisted in the Union Army as a drummer boy. Three years later, he went on an expedition to Cuba to join the Cuban insurgents fighting the Spanish Army. In his first battle, Reeve and other rebels were captured and executed by firing squad. Miraculously, the Brooklynite survived his wounds, was rescued by Cuban rebels, and joined their fight. By the time he was killed in battle, he was a brigadier general in the Liberation Army. Today almost no one in the United States knows who Henry Reeve was, but just about every Cuban knows his story and admires him.

Amusingly, Reeve is known in Cuba as “the Young Englishman,” because he spoke the English language. But Henry Reeve was an American, and a Brooklyn boy all the way.

The Communist dictatorship in Cuba has gone to great lengths to conceal from its people the role that many Americans played in the liberation of Cuba from Spanish colonialism. The story of this one brave man, the most respected American hero in Cuban history, is an engaging, enthralling read.

The Mysterious Adventures of Pauline Bovary (Pauline, Btw #2)

The Mysterious Adventures of Pauline Bovary (Pauline, Btw #2)

With life simply overflowing with pungent melodrama, it s all Pauline and her purple pen can do to record each twist of the plot. First, her best friend splits to become a teen ice...
The Pirate and the Parrot (Literacy Tree: Animal Antics)

The Pirate and the Parrot (Literacy Tree: Animal Antics)

Reading primer in the Animal Antics series by Rigby's Literacy Tree group.
I Love You for You: A Story & Song of Love

I Love You for You: A Story & Song of Love

Our adorable, holiday-themed, rhyming stories are sure to become family favorites. Lovable characters and colorful, engaging illustrations will have kids wanting one of these innovative shaped board books for every...
Why Jews Don't Camp, Plus 24 Other Halarious Stories about Everyday Life

Why Jews Don't Camp, Plus 24 Other Halarious Stories about Everyday Life

"Why Jews Don't Camp, Plus 24 Other Hilarious Stories About EveryDay Life" is a collection of 25 hysterical stories about the world...
Problems of Suffering in Religions of the World

Problems of Suffering in Religions of the World

A comparative general study of the problems of suffering as treated by Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Marxism, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Mosaic Deceptions

Mosaic Deceptions

Fast-paced page-turner that will appeal to readers of detective/mystery stories and those with an interest in the Arab world.
Cameron's Journey

Cameron's Journey

In 2009, Carl and Maxine Owen discovered that their youngest child, Cameron, had a high-functioning form of Autism, called Asperger's Syndrome. They quickly realized that very few people knew about this condition or how to help those who lived with it....