Prolific writer James Lincoln Collier collaborates with his brother Christopher, a distinguished historian, and the Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults. Here is a war with no clear-cut loyalties - dividing families, friends, and towns. Young Tim Meeker watches his 16-year-old brother Sam go off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding Ridge, Connecticut. Over the course of the war, Tim learns that life teaches some bitter lessons and doesn't guarantee clear answers. My Brother Sam Is Dead
is a stirring, probing tale full of action and suspense, putting readers right into the heart of the Revolutionary War.
(P)1996 Audio Bookshelf; ©1974 by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier