2003, 1st edition; Simon & Schuster publishers, New York, London; larger hardbound with pine green and black boards and gilt lettering on spine; very good condition, appears unread; dust jacket very good.
The Hornet's Nest is a novel written by Jimmy Carter in 2003. It features the American Revolutionary War as fought in the Deep South, and is the first fictional publication by any president of the United States.
In his ambitious and deeply rewarding novel, Jimmy Carter brings to life the Revolutionary War as it was fought in the Deep South; it is a saga that will change the way we think about the conflict. He reminds us that much of the fight for independence took place in that region and that it was a struggle of both great and small battles and of terrible brutality, with neighbor turned against neighbor, the Indians's support sought by both sides, and no quarter asked or given...
At the heart of the story is Ethan Pratt, who in 1766 moves with his wife, Epsey, from Philadelphia to North Carolina and then to Georgia in 1771, in the company of Quakers. On their homesteads in Georgia, Ethan and his wife form a friendship with neighbors Kindred Morris and his wife, Mavis Through Kindred and his young Indian friend Newota, Ethan learns about...