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Spirit of the Sycamore James Hurley

Spirit of the Sycamore

James Hurley

Published July 5th 2011
ISBN : 9781605941073
Paperback
352 pages
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Spirit of the Sycamore follows four years in the colonial life of Isaak Greenhart. Isaak?s serendipitous meeting with two brothers on the battlefield outside Bennington sparks an enduring friendship that inextricably connects and influences the livesMoreSpirit of the Sycamore follows four years in the colonial life of Isaak Greenhart. Isaak?s serendipitous meeting with two brothers on the battlefield outside Bennington sparks an enduring friendship that inextricably connects and influences the lives of all three men. Isaak?s personal search for independence and truth plays out in the self-proclaimed independent Republic of Vermont, where he is compelled to confront his dedication to the cause when he becomes involved in the political intrigues of this territory as it battles for its very right to exist. After the deaths of his parents and brother, Isaak maintains, and refuses to sacrifice, the valued friendship he shares with his mentor and fellow passionate angler, William Aldrich, a wealthy merchant and eventual Loyalist supporter. Although a true believer in independence for both America and Vermont, Isaak?s association with perceived enemies is ultimately responsible for a love compromised, a senseless killing, and the unjust implementation of a just law. Isaak is able to find comfort and purpose in resurrecting and pursuing a dream he shared with his brother . . . one that represents, for him, the value of individual passions over intolerant positions and the personal agendas of political leaders.