About The Long Shot: The Secret History of 1776
What if? Just two months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, unknown to all but a small inner circle, General George Washington is shot in the chest in the midst of battle – an injury assumed to be fatal by medical thinking of the day. The ominous wound incapacitates the General and sets in motion a tumultuous cascade of military, political and medical events. How will the Americans, deprived of the one man capable of holding together their faction-laden army, manage to hold their own against the overwhelming force of the British Army and Navy? How will the British take advantage of this fortune of war? Who can save Washington – and thus win the American Revolution? As Washington’s life hangs in the balance, “The Long Shot, The Secret History of 1776”, peopled with characters both historical and imagined, tells a fast-moving and intriguing alternative history about what happened in 1776. If you enjoy American history, alternative history, military operations or spy stories, you’ll find this is a unique and fascinating read.