Kenneth Roberts

Kenneth Lewis Roberts (1885-1957) was born in Kennebunk, Maine. He was educated at Cornell University and from 1909 to 1917, he was a reporter and columnist for the Boston Post. After serving in World War I, he became well known as a roving correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post, writing on conditions in Europe, the Orient, and the United States. In 1928 he retired to Italy and began his Chronicles of Arundel, a series of novels pertaining to the American Revolution and the War of 1812. He became the most popular historical novelist of his day and in 1957 he received a Special Pulitzer Prize "for his historical novels which have long contributed to the creation of greater interest in our early American history." Some of his work is Historic Naval Fiction.

Series: Chronicles of Arundel Series
Year  Book  Comment
1775 Arundel Not nautical - Focuses on the march on Quebec lead by Benedict Arnold
  Rabble in Arms The campaigns of the North American Army and the building of the first American navy on Lake Champlain.
  The Lively Lady Follows the fortunes of Richard Nason, an American sailing master and privateer in the War of 1812.
  Captain Caution The American ship Olive Branch is waylaid by a British cruiser and Captain Dorman is killed.
Omnibus editions
  The Lively Lady &
Captain Caution
The Lively Lady, Captain Caution
Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
1800 Lydia Bailey Americans involved in Toussaint L'Ouverture's revolt in Haiti and at war with the Barbary Pirates

AOS Other Nautical Fiction

Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
1710 Boon Island Shipwreck on barren Boon Island in the Gulf of Maine during the winter of 1710


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