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Defending the Great Chain at West Point

Published by Knox Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Teenage twin boys go on an adventure protecting the Great Chain at West Point, which turns into a rescue mission when one of them gets captured by the Redcoats!

The year: 1779
The war: the American Revolution
The secret weapon: twin boys and a Great Chain at West Point

In this third book in the American Revolutionary War Adventures series, John and Ambrose Clark are hot on the trail of the spy who gave away the secret of their father’s mission, which ultimately led to him being shot by Redcoats. But when there is an attack on America’s new strategic defense on the Hudson River—the Great Chain at West Point—the twins must protect it. They soon discover things aren’t always as they seem and their friends have deadly connections. Discover how the boys’ faith in Providence and each other help the cause for Liberty!

About The Author

Robert Skead is the author of several popular books for children. For the American Revolutionary War Adventure series, Robert partnered with his father to develop the stories. The father-son writing team are members of Sons of the American Revolution. Their ancestor, Lamberton Clark, one of the main characters in the stories, fought in the Revolutionary War as a member of the Connecticut Militia and the Continental Army. The tales in the American Revolutionary War Adventures series were crafted to inspire readers to do great things, nurture patriotism, and celebrate the courage and creativity of colonial patriots and General George Washington. Discover more at

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Raves and Reviews

"The Clark twins return to make tough decisions, test their courage, and risk their lives for the American Revolution. If they falter, West Point—the key to the continent—could be lost to the British. Our modern-day era of too much partisanship and too little patriotism has a lot to learn from the father-son Skead team, who inspire us with a gripping, action-packed story of young patriots who put their country first." 

– Robert M. S. McDonald, Professor of History, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York

"This is a great story about the history of our country. It is written in such a way that children/young adults will enjoy the story for itself, and as a bonus, will be learning about the history of our country. When I read historical fiction books it always inspires me to look back and research what it is that I'm reading about. This story will inspire the reader to further their knowledge of the time period and help them to understand the historical significance of events that occurred and how they relate to current events." 

– Doc Bayne, NJ American Revolution historian

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