JOHN THE PAINTER. Terrorist of the American Revolution. A brief account of his short life, from his birth in Edinburgh, anno 1752, to his death by hanging in Portsmouth anno 1777. To which was once appended a meditation on the eternal foolishness of young

Author: Warner (Jessica)
Year: 2004
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: Nr.F/Vg+
ISBN: 9781568583150
Price: 5.00
Hardback. The true-life adventures of the world's first modern terrorist - set in the early years of the American revolution - a journey that goes from England to Paris to Colonial America and back again - and finally to the gallows at Portsmouth. While George Washington was fighting his first battles, a young revolutionary known only as John the painter took the war to the enemy by committing acts of terror in England. This is the first full-length biography of the brilliant but disturbed young Scot, who attempted to burn down royal navy yards across England. His story offers chilling parallels to the present - and insights into why certain young men are driven to commit unspeakable crimes. Illus., Notes and Index. 298pp. 8vo. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Nr. F. in vg+ dw.


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