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  • By David Topitzer
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Olrando's nemesis" In this clever novel of 18th century sexual intrigue based on the real-life story of Theodore Dwight as told through his letters to his best friend, David Topitzer has used the skills of a professional historian and the educated imagination of a historical novelist to wring from the shadows of hints and innuendo a fascinating story of romance and mystery. Topitzer has exploited a rare and revealing collection of letters between two young men as they wrestled with their conflicted desires and moral imperatives on a mysterious "Clarinda." – Christopher Collier, Connecticut Professor of History and State Historian Emeritus, author of My Brother Sam Is Dead, Roger Sherman's Connecticut and numerous other works. * * * * * * * * * * * David Topitzer's realistic portrayal of characters and events of the American Revolution and Age of Thomas Jefferson transports readers back in time. Topitzer presents rich character development, which seduces the... More > reader into confronting complex historical issues, such as the impact of religion, Indians, and ideology in the development of this nation. For New England readers, this novel helps us appreciate the significance of Connecticut and Massachusetts on this critical period in American history – Thomas J. Carty, Ph.D., author of A Catholic in the White House? Religion, Politics, and John F. Kennedy's Presidential Campaign, and Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, Springfield College< Less
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David Topitzer
October 3, 2007
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.97 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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