The battle for Long Island & New York by Lee, Susan

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Published by Childrens Press in Chicago .

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  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction

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Unwilling to side with either the rebels or loyalists, two young brothers make up their minds when they become involved in the Battle of Long Island.

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Book details

Statementby Susan and John Lee ; illustrated by Tom Dunnington.
SeriesEvents of the Revolution
ContributionsLee, John, 1923- joint author., Dunnington, Tom.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.L51487 Bat
The Physical Object
Pagination47 p. :
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5060149M
ISBN 100516046713
LC Control Number74023988
OCLC/WorldCa1093740

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