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5 Star IHIBRP Book Review: “The War has Begun (Duty in the Cause of Liberty Book 1)” by Charles E. F

A Family Legacy Spurs The Birth Of A Nation!

Intensely researched and backed up by historical documentation, maps, and factual accounts, Author Charles E. Frye’s “The War has Begun (Duty in the Cause of Liberty Book 1)” is an amazing reimagining of the life of his great-great-great-great grandfather, Isaac Frye’s military service from the very beginning of the American Revolutionary War. In relating the specifics of his ancestor’s service, the author adds a vital and highly personal point of view about the impending nativity of a fledgling nation fighting for its independence and liberty that might otherwise have been forgotten.

Although Frye has much reason to take pride in the exemplary service of his ancestor, the author’s writing is never pretentious or overzealous. Rather, the accounts of Isaac Frye’s trials and tribulations as he tries to balance his military life against his home and family is quite candid and compelling. Even though this account is a novel, Author Frye is careful to stick to the facts, outlining his predecessor’s daily life against actual military records, letters (both personal and military), and other historical documentation that provides information on his location during his tour of duty. In this context, Frye stitches a proud and honored legacy into the characters of his book, drawing on their dedication to the ideals of patriotism, morality, and family. Isaac Frye is an amiable, clever, and honest character who demonstrates a greatness in spirit that would make any descendent proud of his familial roots.

As a native of New Hampshire—Frye’s home state, an author, and historian, I found this novel true to its course, providing a genuine glimpse of the life and times of Author Frye’s protagonist during this exciting period in our country’s development. I highly recommend this novel either for reading pleasure or as an accompaniment to an educational course for extra insight on American History, the Continental Army, or the Revolutionary War.

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