Friday, September 8, 2023

A Girl Called Samson - book review


I am going to deviate slightly from my usual gaming topic today. I have a 'mini book club' with a friend and she likes to read books I typically would not. We selected this book recently, a fictionalized version of a true story. A young woman caught up in the American Revolution who disguised herself as a young man to fight the British. I had read many Rev War books but few managed to bring the war to life, oddly from the viewpoint of a women, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
While this version of history is slightly romanticized (especially the ending), but I very much enjoyed this read, enough that I went digging into the actual history and the circumstances around Deborah Samson's stint as a young man in the war. 

History is amazing and our lives are enriched by learning about what has happened before us:
Pick up the book up here:

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