The Year of the Hangman Review


  • In 1776, the rebellion of the American colonies against British rule was crushed.  Now, in 1777-the year of the hangman-George Washington is awaiting execution, Benjamin Franklin’s banned rebel newspaper, Liberty Tree, has gone underground, and young ne’er-do-well Creighton Brown, a fifteen-year-old Brit, has just arrived in the colonies.  Having been shipped off against his will, with nothing but a distance for English authorities, Creighton befriends Franklin, and lands a job with his print shop.  But the English general expects the spoiled yet loyal Creighton to spy on Franklin.  As battles unfold and falsehoods are exposed, Creighton must decide where his loyalties lie…a choice that could determine the fate of a nation.

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I give this book two stars because i love reading history books, but the print is tiny and it put me to sleep. I tried reading it and had to finish it for school, but it was more boring than my text book. It starts off pretty boring, and starts to get better, but then it’s over. I wouldn’t suggest it.By Edward Schweninger

Don’t waste your time expecting an “Historical” novel, which I did. Could have so much more. I tossed my used copy into a recycle bin.By Michael Eckhart

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Product Details

Author: Gary Blackwood
Kidnle Price: Hardcover from $0.01, Paperback from $0.01, Mass Market Paperback $5.05
Mass Market Paperback: 261 pages
Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (February 9, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0142400785
ISBN-13: 978-0142400784
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars (89 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,876 in Books