Or Give Me Death: A Novel of Patrick Henry's Family (Great Episodes) (Paperback)

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Sarah Henry, wife of the famous statesman Patrick Henry, is losing her mind, and she's secretly being kept in the cellar because she is a danger to herself and her children. Daughter Anne has a secret, too. She knows which child will inherit Sarah's madness, and she'll pay any price to protect her siblings from this information.
With insight and compassion, Ann Rinaldi explores the possibility that Patrick Henry's immortal cry of "Give me liberty, or give me death," which roused a nation to arms, was first spoken by his wife, Sarah, as she pleaded to be released from her confinement. Told from the point of view of Patrick Henry's children, Or Give Me Death eloquently depicts the secret life and tremendous burdens borne by one famous American.

About the Author

ANN RINALDI is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life. A self-made writer and newspaper columnist for twenty-one years, Ms. Rinaldi attributes her interest in history to her son, who enlisted her to take part in historical reenactments up and down the East Coast. She lives with her husband in central New Jersey. 

Praise For…

"Fascinating . . . An intriguing blend of historical fact and fiction."--School Library Journal

"Gripping."--Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780152050764
ISBN-10: 0152050760
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2004
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Great Episodes