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Clifford Lindsey Alderman (August 5, 1902 – June 14, 1988) was an American writer of historical fiction and nonfiction for adults and adolescents, best known for young-adult nonfiction.[1][2] His books include many historical novels as well as fiction and nonfiction books.

By organizing his books in a sequential manner the reader is able to establish changes through time. After reading any one of Alderman's many books it is obvious what he is trying to get across because he reiterates his thesis many times throughout the entire book. His unique writing style keeps the reader engaged throughout the book, he accomplishes this by adding interesting details. What truly make his books successful is that he does not just list facts but rather he seems to turn facts into a story.

Books[edit | edit source]

  • The Arch of Stars (1950
  • To Fame Unknown (1954)
  • Joseph Brant: Chief of the Six Nations (1958)
  • The Silver Keys (1960)
  • Samuel Adams: Son of Liberty (1961)
  • Stormy Knight: The Life of Sir William Phip (1964)
  • That Men Shall Be Free: The Story of the Magna Charta (1964)
  • The Vengeance of Abel Wright (1964)
  • Wooden Ships and Iron Men (1964)
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: The Story of the French Revolution (1965)
  • The Privateers men (1965)
  • The Way of the Eagles (1965)
  • The Story of the Thirteen Colonies (1966)
  • Retreat to Victory: The Life of Nathanael Greene (1967)
  • The Devil's Shadow: The Story of Witchcraft in America (1967)
  • Death to the King: The Story of the English Civil War (1968)
  • Flame of Freedom: The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 (1969)
  • The Great Invasion: The Norman Conquest of 1066 (1969)
  • The Rhode Island Colony (1969)
  • The Royal Opposition: The Story of the British Generals in the American Revolution (1970)
  • Gathering Storm: The Story of the Green Mountain Boys (1970)
  • Blood-Red the Roses: The Story of the Wars of the Roses (1971)
  • A Cauldron of Witches: A Story of Witchcraft (1971)
  • The Wearing of the Green: The Irish Rebellion, 1916-1921 (1971)
  • The Golden Century: England Under the Tudors (1972)
  • Rum, Slaves, and Molasses: The Story of New England's Triangular Trade (1972)
  • Osceola and the Seminole Wars (1973)
  • The War We Could Have Lost: The American Revolution (1974)
  • Witchcraft in America (1974)
  • Colonists for Sale: The Story of Indentured Servants in America (1975)
  • The Dark Eagle: The Story of Benedict Arnold (1976)
  • Symbols of Magic: Amulets and Talismans (1977)
  • Annie Oakley and the World of Her Time (1979)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Clifford Lindsey Alderman Papers" (DG 0013). de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. University of Southern Mississippi. No date. Retrieved 2013-08-28. Materials dated 1958–1981. With biographical sketch.
  2. "Guide to the Clifford L. Alderman Papers" (MS 376). Nimitz Library. United States Naval Academy. Retrieved 2013-06-30. Materials dated 1950–1991. With biographical note.

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