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  1. says:

    First and foremost a large thank you to NetGalley Charles Rosenberg and Hanover Suare Press for providing me with a copy of this publication which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review In this novel of alternate history Charles Rosenberg asks the reader to ponder what might have happened if the British Crown had been able to get their hands on General George Washington and bring him to justice in an English C

  2. says:

    Real Rating 25 of fiveWay way way way too many uses of the dreaded As you know locution though that's a poor choice of words on my part because NO ONE SAYS IT in conversation In every single instance of the clunky phrase's appearance

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    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewJeremiah Black an officer of the King’s Guard and British special agent lands on the beach in late 1780 when the American Revolution is at its height but is currently deadlocked between the two sides Black's mission is to change the tide of the war by kidnapping George Washington and sneaking him back to London on nearby ship with help from A

  4. says:

    I am very aware that I decided to read and review an alternate history about America's first President that sounds dire on President's Day weekend I would like readers to know that this book by Charles Rosenberg shows George Washington in a very positive light for the most part I received it from the publisher v

  5. says:

    In this alternate history novel the year is 1780 and the British Prime Minster has dispatched a special agent to kidnap George Washington and bring him back to London to stand trial for treason The concept is int

  6. says:

    The American Revolution or Rebellion depending upon your POV is dragging on pretty much at a stalemate It’s causing thousands of lives for both America and Britain Britain’s treasury is strapped by this war and ongoing ones with

  7. says:

    When I saw the title of this book I knew I had to read it I love history and any kind of spin on it will probably end up on my TBR list While I tend to lean towards World War II and the Regency Era I know enough about the American Revolution

  8. says:

    The story was better than the writing

  9. says:

    I mean sure Fascinating idea but nothing ever fully clicked for me No emotional heft or depth of the characters

  10. says:

    What a pleasant surprise As a huge American history fan I found this “what if “ book to be fascinating What if attempts to kidnap General Washington were successful and he was put in trial for his crimes Interesting study of Bri

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The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington

Be easily resolved through a settlement of the revolution and Washington’s release But as greater political and military forces swirl around them and peace seems ever distant Hobhouse finds that he is the only thing keeping Washington from the hangman’s nooseDrawing inspiration from an actual kidnapping plot hatched in 1776 by a member of Washington’s own Commander in Chief’s Guards Charles Rosenberg has written a compelling novel that envisions what would take place if the leader of America’s fledgling rebellion were taken from the nation at the height of the war imperiling any chance of victory. When I saw the title of this book I knew I had to read it I love history and any kind of spin on it will probably end up on my TBR list While I tend to lean towards World War II and the Regency Era I know enough about the American Revolution to immediately want to see what this book had in store Also any book with the word traitor in the title is probably going to catch my eye I was intrigued by the premise of if Washington was kidnapped by the British and wanted to know whether the execution was actually going to happen or not NO SPOILERS Let s get to the reviewSynopsis From GoodreadsBritish special agent Jeremiah Black an officer of the King s Guard lands on a lonely beach in the wee hours of the morning in late November 1780 The revolution is in full swing but has become deadlocked Black is here to change all thatHis mission aided by Loyalists is to kidnap George Washington and spirit him back to London aboard the HMS Peregrine a British sloop of war that is waiting closely offshore Once he lands though the aid by Loyalists proves problematic because some would prefer just to kill the general outright Black manages just to get Washington aboard the Peregrine which sails awayUpon their arrival in London Washington is imprisoned in the Tower to await trial on charges of high treason England s most famous barristers seek to represent him but he insists on using an American He chooses Abraham Hobhouse an American born barrister with an English wife a man who doesn t really need the work and thinks the career building case will be easily resolved through a settlement of the revolution and Washington s release But as greater political and military forces swirl around them and peace seems ever distant Hobhouse finds that he is the only thing keeping Washington from the hangman s nooseThe story begins with us following Jeremiah Black an undercover soldier in the British Royal Army as he travels to the Colonies to kidnap George Washington But let s be clear here while his mission is to kidnap George Washington there are many people involved in the scheme including people in British Parliament who would have no problem if he was accidentally killed during the kidnapping But Black will not have it He does all he can to keep the people out to kill Washington at bay so he can get him back to Britain to be put on trial for treason Black doesn t do his job alone The British government found people pre kidnapping trip in the Colonies who were against the revolution and agreed to help Black kidnap Washington Does he succeed I kind of have to spoil this part otherwise my review would stop here Yes he succeeds He gets Washington onto a small boat in the middle of the storm and back onto the ship off to England all while Black is extremely seasick He is pretty much hanging over the edge of the boat as soon as they take off lolAnd don t fret Washington fans the general does not go willingly He tries to escape at least two times while he is still in the Colonies and almost kills himself in the ocean when he s being taken to the ship Once Washington is in Britain there is not much for him to do except sit in a jail cell and wait for helpThat help comes in the form of Ethan Abbott a lawyer from America He works with the government to try and make a deal for Washington s release As the title shows this doesn t work and Washington ends up facing a trial andpossibly an executionThere are a lot of characters involved in helping Washington get out of prison including his lawyer Abraham Hobhouse Once the trial is underway and the verdict comes back guilty Abbott Hobhouse and Washington work onother ways to save him from the noose evil cackling Like I said NO SPOILERSWhile there are some genuinely suspenseful moments particularly in the courtroom and at the very end of the book the story ultimately fell flat for me There are a lot of scenes Scenes that in my opinion didn t necessarily need to be there We get to see almost every part of the process of kidnapping Washington getting Washington to Britain and then trying to get him out of prison I guess I expected time to be given to the actual trial but it is a relatively short scene and didn t start until about 23 of the way in I wanted suspense thrill I think it was an issue of telling rather than showing which is upsetting because the final scene was shown so well I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened I wish the story included scenes like thatWhile I was entertained by this book I was waiting for the excitement to start Even the scene where Jeremiah Black kidnaps Washington felt bland and that should be one of the most suspenseful scenes in the whole story For these reasons I am giving The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washinton by Charles Rosenberg 3 out of 5 stars If you are really into the American Revolution and want to see this alternative version you might want to check it out despite my misgivingsThe Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington by Charles Rosenberg comes out June 26 2018Thank you NetGalley and HarleuinHanover Suare Press for this ARC in exchange for my honest review

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A thought provoking novel that imagines what would have happened if the British had succeeded in kidnapping General George Washington for fans of alternate histories like The Plot Against America The Guns of the South and The Man in the High CastleBritish special agent Jeremiah Black an officer of the King’s Guard lands on a lonely beach in the wee hours of the morning in late November 1780 The revolution is in full swing but has become deadlocked Black is here to change all thatHis mission aided by Loyalists is to kidnap George Washington and spirit him back to London aboard the HMS Peregrine a British. First and foremost a large thank you to NetGalley Charles Rosenberg and Hanover Suare Press for providing me with a copy of this publication which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review In this novel of alternate history Charles Rosenberg asks the reader to ponder what might have happened if the British Crown had been able to get their hands on General George Washington and bring him to justice in an English Court In the dead of night off the New Jersey coast Colonel Jeremiah Black undertakes his ultra secret mission He has only one chance to succeed and many have put their trust in him Making his way ashore Black begins a journey that will see him play the role of a disaffected Colonial soldier inching closer to his ultimate prize Striking at just the right moment Black is able to capture General George Washington and take him aboard HMS Peregrine for the trip across the Atlantic While the journey is slow and laborious Washington is not yet panicked sure that he will be treated as a prisoner of war However Black has his orders and while he would have rather put a bullet in the military man he hopes for long term praise when they reach the English Coast Meanwhile news of Washington s capture reaches the king as well as the British Cabinet George III is beside himself with delight perhaps fuelled by his insanity and is prepared to levy charges of high treason which will lead to a gruesome form of execution one the monarch is sure will make an example of Washington Panicked the Continental Congress of the American States sends its ambassador plenipotentiary Ethan Abbott to negotiate terms and bring Washington home safely However Britain does not recognise the Congress or any of its officials leaving Abbott neutered and unsure what to do After some smooth talking Abbott is able to communicate with the prisoner who is prepared to face his indictment but demands an American represent him in court even though some high profile Brits are prepared to step up for the cause Enter Abraham Hobhouse whose work in a small firm has been anything but remarkable up to this point When he is approached to represent General Washington the chance to change history flashes before Hobhouse s eyes though the notoriety might also turn sour should he fail Armed with the most significant case of his career Hobhouse must cobble together a case to defend a man who does not deny his charges though remains firmly rooted that the Colonial cause was just and that he led a necessary rebellion All eyes turn to the London court prepared to hear the case where history hangs in the balance Rosenberg proves adept at entertaining as well as educating his reader in this wonderfully developed story that asks what if in relation to one of America s founding historical moments Recommended for those who love history and its alternate possibilities as well as those who enjoy a uniue legal thrillerHaving never read Rosenberg before this was a delightful introduction to an author with a vivid imagination for alternative history When I first saw the title I was immediately drawn to the book as it sought to posit a significant change in paths to one of the central pieces in early American history Might Washington s capture and guilt have deflated the American States and left the English to run roughshod in the colonies locking them into a horrible situation Additionally how would both sides negotiate through international law sovereign state interaction and during a state of war One can only imagine in this well paced piece of historical fiction The characters used throughout help the story to progress nicely at different points Rosenberg uses not only time centred dialogue and settings but also brings the characters to life as they seek to find a balance The reader can feel right in the middle of the action particularly throughout the lead up and into Washington s trial Rosenberg uses a mix of short and mid length chapters to push the story along keeping the reader wondering what is to come and how it will resolve itself This constant pace keeps the narrative crisp and the plot from getting too bogged down in minutiae Perhaps this is why the story seems to read to swiftly and with ease As things built I could find myself curious to see just how far Rosenberg would take things having literary freedoms under the umbrella of alternate history The final product is definitely worth the time spent and keeps the reader engaged until the very endKudos Mr Rosenberg for this interesting piece of American history I will be certain to check out of your work and keep an eye out to see what you might have coming down the pipelineLikehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge

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Sloop of war that is waiting closely offshore Once he lands though the “aid by Loyalists” proves problematic because some would prefer just to kill the general outright Black manages just to get Washington aboard the Peregrine which sails awayUpon their arrival in London Washington is imprisoned in the Tower to await trial on charges of high treason England’s most famous barristers seek to represent him but he insists on using an American He chooses Abraham Hobhouse an American born barrister with an English wife a man who doesn’t really need the work and thinks the “career building” case will. In this alternate history novel the year is 1780 and the British Prime Minster has dispatched a special agent to kidnap George Washington and bring him back to London to stand trial for treason The concept is interesting to me for two reasons First I almost always enjoy a good alternate history scenario That sort of what if plot usually leads to intriguing stories and this novel is definitely proof of that Secondly I am a fan of George Washington as well as the Revolutionary War in general but my knowledge level is certainly skewed toward the American point of view It is nice to read of this era from the British point of view as wellThe novel uses a variety of characters to tell the story in addition to George Washington himself key characters include the American ambassador to Britain the Prime Minister Lord North and probably most importantly the attorney chosen to defend Washington Abraham Hobhouse an American born barrister with an English wife As for Washington himself he comes across very well here almost an idealized version of what history would want us to believe about his honor and his willingness to sacrifice all for the sake of his fledgling countrySo I expected all of that from a book such as this and I certainly wasn t disappointed But the author Charles Rosenberg adds to the experience by having his characters politely debate key issues of the nature of treason in wartime as well as other related topics For example how exactly do the rules of war impact the issue Are the US colonies simply in rebellion and therefore all participants subject to charges of treason or are they to be considered a separate country and therefore Washington be treated as a prisoner of war It depends on one s point of view of course It was also interesting to see how the British would attempt to use Washington s capture The King wants this obvious traitor executed immediately but the prime minister sees better use as a bargaining chip to maneuver an end to the treasury draining warI don t want to make this book sound like a text book or chalk full of political machinations It is an approachable read with an easy sort of style that results in a very nice reading experience There is action and adventure not only in the initial capture but also in an attempted escape at the end There is an element of espionage as various factions try to determine and even influence the outcome Trying to figure out just who is a spy is half the fun At the same time it does make one think about what might have been and in the end seems uite realisticRecommended for alternative history buffs as well as general historical fiction readers

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Charles “Chuck” Rosenberg’s latest novel his fifth is the alternate history thriller The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington It imagines what might have happened if the British in the midst of the Revolution had kidnapped George Washington and taken him back to England to be tried for high treasonChuck’s interest in the American Revolution was first piued when his 5th gra