MARYSVILLE, Wash. – In his new novel, “I, Patriot: My Life at America's Birth,” Washington author Larry Restalrig-Logan portrays the emotions of a youth at war—from terror to love—with an insight that will leave readers unable to put the book down as they experience the inside story of the American Revolution.
In the story, it’s 1775 and Europe is ablaze with war. The backwater British colonies in America seethe with rebellion against the heavy yoke of taxes laid down by King George to fund his wars with France and Spain. Patrick Harrington, a young man living in Lexington, is swept into the fury of war at age 15 with the firing of the “shot heard around the world” on the village green.
The book tells Patrick's story as he loses his innocence standing firm on Breeds Hill above Boston Towne and grows into manhood serving as a messenger for General Washington. Acting as a spy in New York, he learns the horror of losing a close friend to the cause of liberty. He is at Washington's side crossing the Delaware and at the Battle of Trenton. And he finds love on a recruiting mission to his home town but is drawn by duty to the Southern battlefields ending at Yorktown in this page turning book.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Restalrig-Logan resides in Marysville, Washington.