The Man Who Saved the American Revolution

by Edward Norton

Published by Edward Norton at Smashwords

Copyright 2011 by Edward Norton


A brigade of Massachusetts mariners under the command of General John Glover saved George Washington’s Continental Army from certain defeat at the battles of Long Island, Pell’s Point, and Trenton by their training at sea, and their general’s attack tactics.

At any one battle, failure would have meant the surrender of the American army and the collapse of the Revolution. General Glover is remembered today in his home town and with a statue in Boston, but little acknowledged elsewhere in the nation as the savior of the American cause.

General George Washington has been hailed over the nation’s history as the greatest leader of the Revolution, and father of the United States. Washington, however, was surrounded by generals whose egos were greater than their military skills and whose blunders prolonged the revolution. These latter are little remembered today.

One general who brought discipline and smart tactics to the battlefields was John Glover, shoemaker-ship captain, whose Marblehead-North Shore regiments literally floated the rebel army out of danger, and saved the Continental Army from total defeat.

This is Glover’s story, told through his words, and those of his family, and subordinates, as well as General Washington. This historical novel’s theme is to show present generations the true cost of the American Revolution.

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