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The Maddest Idea

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From Simon & Schuster, The Maddest Idea is James L. Nelson's Book Two is a powerful saga of the American Revolution and a stirring dramatic maritime adventure.

When gunpowder reserves dwindle to dangerously low levels in 1775, General George Washington sends Captain Isaac Biddlecomb on a treacherous mission to capture British gunpowder in Bermuda.

About The Author

James L. Nelson is a native of Maine and a former professional square-rig sailor.  He is the author of over fifteen books, including By Force of Arms, The Maddest Idea, The Continental Risque, and All the Brave Fellows. He lives in Maine with his wife and children, where he continues to write and maintain his involvement with traditional sail. Find out more at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (February 1, 1997)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780671519254

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