A PLACE CALLED FREEDOM begins in the infernal coal mines of
the Jamisson family, in the Scottish highlands, where
twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh spends most of his waking
hours. Bound to his employer for life, Mack burns with
an insatiable desire to escape.
An illuminating study of the intertwined lives of the founders of
the American republic--John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin,
Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George
During the 1790s, which Ellis calls the most decisive decade in our
nation's history, the greatest statesmen of their generation--and
perhaps any--came together to define the new republic and direct
its course for the coming centuries.
Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016
NPR's Debut Novel of the Year
One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016
One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016
“As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by
events that happened in a place I call home, I hope
with this book to give the secret six the credit they
didn’t get in life. The Culper spies represent all the
patriotic Americans who give so much for their country
but, because of the nature of their work, will not or
cannot take a bow or even talk about their missions.
Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite,
discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman,
an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly
varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers.
When Robert Louis Stevenson wrote his gothic horror story of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, he based the house of the genial
doctor-turned-fiend on the home of John Hunter. The choice was
understandable, for Hunter was both widely acclaimed and greatly
"From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that
anyone else has, then a whole lot more."
Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life in this third novel
of the Poldark series. Reeling from the tragic death of a loved
one, Captain Poldark vents his grief by inciting impoverished
locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a storm-an
act for which British law proscribes death by hanging.