Book Signing: Millicent Hughes - 1777-Danbury on Fire
The Hamilton family are Patriot to the bone, except for Joe's pacifist parents. Is this war right or wrong? Warned not to mix into rebel business, Joe dives headfirst into everyone's business, investigating a war that's barely started and way underfunded. Every Patriot failing revealed by Joe's hero, Lambert Lockwood, sounds like a horrible miscalculation. When Joe's adult cousin says he will hide if the British come, Joe has about had it! Both accident and planning slowly compel Joe to control his own life - and to do his best to manage everyone else's! Will it be the Liberty Boys' tar and feathers for Joe's father or the British hangman's noose for his Patriot grandfather?
Fervent Patriots maintain iron control over 1777 Danbury Connecticut, but Joe Hamilton, 13, can't decide whom to believe: his pacifist father or his Patriot grandfather. Warned not to mix up in rebel business, sharp-witted Joe mixes into everyone's business while trying to keep his father out of jail.