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Christopher Collier (1) (1930–)

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Christopher Collins is a writer of historical novels for children. Collier has taught at both the University of Bridgeport and the University of Connecticut. He has also served as Connecticut's State Historian. The violence and profanity in Collier's works is very controversial, rendering them näytä lisää banned from reading curriculums in certain schools. Despite the controversy, Collier's book My Brother Sam is Dead won a Newberry Honor in 1975. He has also written War Comes to Willie Freeman, and The Literature of Connecticut History and Roger Sherman's Connecticut for adults. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

My Brother Sam is Dead (1974) 4,011 kappaletta, 89 arvostelua
Jump Ship to Freedom (Arabus Family Saga) (1981) 489 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The rise of the cities (2001) 23 kappaletta

Associated Works

War Comes to Willy Freeman (Arabus Family Saga) (1983) — Tekijä — 381 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Who Is Carrie? (1984) — Tekijä — 118 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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Great reading! Unlike some books, this one immediately caught my eye. Great characters and a compelling plot. Strongly suggested. It vividly depicts the specifics of life during that historical period as well as the challenges of being a young child trying to find an idol. The initial viewpoint changed the game. I think that this book should be read while studying the American Revolution because it helps develop the understanding that not everyone in the colonies was in support of fighting for freedom from King George III.… (lisätietoja)
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jkk023 | 88 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 27, 2023 |
A young nation shook off the colonial chains of its European mother country, but in doing so it created financial and political upheaval internally as well as looking weak on the world stage so 55 men from across the nation gathered in a last-ditch attempt to save their nation. Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention of 1787 by Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier is a history of the meeting in a hot Philadelphia summer of the men who completed the American Revolution.

The Colliers telling of the Constitutional Convention began with how the meeting came about and the major figures that has helped bring it out and would attend. The Colliers followed the proceedings of the Convention through topic and not day-to-day retelling, thus allowing them to show how the Constitution was created through the various conflicts between the delegates first between “big” and “small” states (based on population) and then the section conflict between North and South especially in connecting slavery and economic issues. Throughout the book the authors reminded their readers to remember the men at the Convention were not looking at things from a 20th Century perspective—the book was published in advance of the 200th Anniversary of the Convention—but from the events of their lives in the latter half of the 18th Century as well as their prejudices, but also how in the Convention the participants changed their way of thinking of political philosophy. Yet the authors while praising the work the men of the Convention did were not above criticism of the final document that they elaborated on in the final chapter.

Decision in Philadelphia is a good look into how the Constitution of the United States was created, the brothers Collier together produced a well-written history of the document that founded the American government.
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mattries37315 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 22, 2022 |
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier is the story of Tim Meeker, a 14-year-old boy living in the American colonies during the tumultuous time of the Revolutionary War. At first the war seems distant to Tim, just a topic of conversation in the tavern his family keeps. However, when his older brother Sam enlists in the Continental Army over the fierce objections of their Loyalist father, the war truly comes home for the Meeker family. Written by an acclaimed children’s author and his historian brother, the novel draws on historical facts to paint a picture of everyday life for a Colonial family swept up in the conflict and violence of the Revolution. My Brother Sam is Dead shows that, despite our national mythology surrounding the Revolution and the Founding Fathers, not all of the colonists were in favor of the rebellion, and many friends and families were bitterly divided over the subject. In the story, the soldiers Tim encounters do not always behave according to what we may assume; the British soldiers wistfully yearn for home, and the desperate Continental forces steal from the very colonists for whom’s freedom they are fighting. As Tim’s mother remarks, “War turns men into beasts” (140). The epilogue leads readers to consider if there may have been a path to American independence that did not require the loss of so many lives. The book is an unflinching portrayal of the horrors of war, and some readers may be turned off by its descriptions of violence. However, for most readers, I think this is an excellent, fast-moving story that forces us to reflect on our assumptions about American history and the true cost of war.… (lisätietoja)
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Jennifer_Bowen | 88 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 15, 2021 |
When I saw the cover and saw the title, I felt sure I had read this when I was younger. I don't remember the contents. The 3 rating derives from the fact I like this title. It's haunting and made an impression on me when I was younger. It might be good for me to pick this up again and look through it if I run across a copy.
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