American Hessian

by Richard M. Brauer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/27/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 396
ISBN : 9781532024696
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 396
ISBN : 9781532024689

About the Book

Franz Bauer is a farmer’s son living on family land in Hesse Kassel when he is forced into the Prussian Army. He becomes a soldier, hired out to the British to fight American revolutionaries in the War of 1776. Trained under brutal conditions, Franz learns the art of warfare using the musket and bayonet and is taught discipline by a sadistic senior sergeant.

Training completed, Franz’s company joins the Hessian Second Division and sails on a troop ship for the American Colonies. He makes unexpected friends with a British Marine private and a Navy Lieutenant. Once arrived at their intended destination, Franz sees his first action in the battle of White Plains, New Jersey Colony, where he experiences the savagery of war.

Things eventually turn sour for Franz and friends as they are unjustly accused of crimes and tortured for British political gain. Not only must he face injustice, but Franz must also face capture. There is a decision to be made: does he continue to serve the British who forced him to fight or does he use his well-honed skills to help the revolutionaries find freedom?

About the Author

Richard M. Brauer was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He served twenty-two years in the Military Intelligence Corp of the United States Army. After retiring from the military, he spent twenty years at the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington. Richard and his wife, Barbara, now live in Kenai, Alaska, with his son and daughter-in-law.