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Julie Cabitto

Autor(a) de William Newman's Adventures

1 Work 11 Membros 6 Críticas

Obras por Julie Cabitto

William Newman's Adventures (2023) 11 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
female
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writer
researcher

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Julie Cabitto is convinced a stack of adventurous books and chocolate bars is the best way to avoid insanity. As a child, her summer vacation ambition was making the best fort to read books in.

Her favorite pursuit is finding Virginian places referenced in deeds and old maps, then off she goes with her husband Aaron to find it. They take their cameras and have a picnic. Libraries and archives are her favorite places to visit. She's researched Virginia history and her deep Virginia roots for 29 years.

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What a great way to learn about your family, past and present. Sitting at your grandfather's knee, as he tells stories of your ancestors that make them come alive. A joy to read.
 
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ElizabethLynnPrice | 5 outras críticas | May 15, 2024 |
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This was a very interesting historical read. I loved all the personal anecdotal information that was incorporated into the story. The conscription of innocent young men into the army was especially poignant and very distressing for the families involved. The story about the propaganda money was fascinating as was the counter attack on the propaganda money. I would highly recommend this book!
 
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AnetteMat | 5 outras críticas | Jul 15, 2023 |
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William Newman was a real person who lived in Colonial and early Republic Virginia. This book is a compilation of family stories about him. His life is told in a series of vignettes and this book describes life in early Virginia as seen and experienced by William Newman from his time as a small boy up until near the time of his death. The individual stories give insight into the day to day life during that time period, whether at the various homes/farms/plantations or while away fighting in the Revolutionary War. The book would make a great basis for a movie or individual readings since the accounts are already broken into nice chunks that while they are related to the other chunks can stand alone if necessary. The author is one of his descendants and one can tell that through the loving handling of the accounts.… (mais)
 
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clp2go | 5 outras críticas | Jun 12, 2023 |
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William Newman recounts stories from his lifetime. Beginning as a boy, through coming of age and participating in the American Revolution, to marriage and fatherhood (14 children) and old age with his grandchildren. Individual stories were good and well written. Transitions from one story to the next could get confusing because of the jump between time periods. Overall, a nice read.
½
 
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perennialreader | 5 outras críticas | May 24, 2023 |

Estatísticas

Obras
1
Membros
11
Popularidade
#857,862
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
6
ISBN
2