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The Resource Mad boy : an account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812 : a novel, Nick Arvin

Mad boy : an account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812 : a novel, Nick Arvin

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Mad boy : an account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812 : a novel
Title
Mad boy
Title remainder
an account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812 : a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nick Arvin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Young Henry Phipps is on a quest to realise his dying mother's last wish: to be buried at sea, surrounded by her family. Not an easy task considering Henry's ne'er-do-well father is in debtor's prison and his comically earnest older brother is busy fighting the red coats on the battlefields of Maryland. But Henry's stubborn determination knows no bounds. As he dodges the cannon fire of clashing armies and picks among the ruins of a burning capital he meets looters, British defectors, renegade slaves, a pregnant maiden in distress, and scoundrels of all types. Mad Boy is at once an antic adventure and a thoroughly convincing work of historical fiction that recreates a young nation's first truly international conflict and a key moment in the history of the emancipation of African-American slaves. -- Amazon.com
Summary
To realize his dying mother’s last wish—to be buried at sea, surrounded by her family—Henry Phipps, with his father in prison and his brother fighting in Maryland, embarks on a rollicking adventure during the War of 1812
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10665033
Cataloging source
PWC
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Arvin, Nick
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Parents
  • Life change events
  • Spirits
  • Children of prisoners
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Maryland
Target audience
adult
Label
Mad boy : an account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812 : a novel, Nick Arvin
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062932739
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781609454586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1037945301
Label
Mad boy : an account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812 : a novel, Nick Arvin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062932739
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781609454586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1037945301

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