Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

the crisis is near - The Ghosts of Saratoga by David R. Ossont & David Dampf

"Reading historical fiction of this caliber is a wonderful way for a young adult to gain insights into this chapter of American history." - Virginia Rafferty, Goodreads


In 1777, seventeen-year-old Roland McCaffrey joins the American Revolution. He is part of the army trying to stop the invasion force of British general John Burgoyne. Fighting alongside his sergeant and mentor, Roland becomes a skilled rifleman. He feels guilty for killing but plays an important role in the American strategy. At the Battles of Saratoga, Roland engages in combat under Benedict Arnold.
The late June sun was already heating the day and the mist was thinning.  As the damp soil warmed, it gave off a thick smell of moss and decay.  In this dense Adirondack forest, it seemed the leaves of a thousand autumns sat forever, never returning to the soil.  
"The Ghosts of Saratoga will not only entertain but also educate the reader on how untrained American patriots could defeat the highly trained British army. You'll get an insightful look at what it was like to be on the battlefield and gain insights into this chapter of American history." Meaghan, Goodreads

Goodreads ** Amazon ** Kindle ** B&N ** TBD
About the authors: 
David R. Ossont has worked as a musician, a Fish and Wildlife Technician and for nearly three decades taught science to seventh and eighth graders. He received his college education from several colleges of the State University of New York. He has two children, Kyle and Hayley and lives with his wife Pam in upstate New York, not far from where the events of Ghosts of Saratoga take place. 

David Dampf has been a middle school social studies teacher for the past 28 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Potsdam with a major in history and secondary education and a Master’s degree in reading from SUNY Cortland. Since he believes that understanding history is essential to being an educated, thoughtful adult, he has spent his life telling stories that make history come alive. He lives in Oneida, New York, with his family. 

Authors' Giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Dale Wilken said...

Sounds great.

Sara said...

Thank you for telling me about this book

abfantom said...

I like the cover. It has great colors and graphics.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

susan1215 said...

Sounds great, I like the cover.

Sherry said...

The book sounds really good.

Mya Goss said...

I think my boys would love this!!

Subscription Box Girl said...

This sounds like an interesting read and from a different perspective than usual.
Flyergal82 (at /yahoo !dot ?com

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a great read.

Yipperbear said...

Good luck with your endeavors.

rosannepm said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway Rosanne rosans4 comcast(dot) net

Debra Branigan said...

For YA readers of historical fiction, this sounds interesting. The Revolutionary War time period is not addressed that often and there are some great stories to tell. Best wishes to the author on their new release.