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If Ponies Rode Men by James Elliott

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"An intriguing tale, beautifully written, the Revolution through the eyes of the other side."
~ Express-Times, Easton, PA

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"Should you read this book? Definitely. It will give you the flavour of the period and a sense of what your Loyalist ancestor endured without the sugarcoating. See if you can put the book down!"
~ Loyalist Gazette

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"Historical accuracy and creative imagery combine to tell a story...
artfully designed and beautifuly illustrated.
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~ Ontario Historical Society Bulletin

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"A side of our nation's past that seldom makes it into the history books."
~ The Morning Call, Allentown, PA

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"Canadian history's a hard sell at the best of times but James Elliott has taken on the job with a vengence. He's written what is really a page-turner. A fascinating book."
~ CBC Radio

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"Beautifully written... a luscious blend of information and poetry."
~ Hamilton Magazine

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"A work of history, a work of fiction, fully imagined and full of poetry."
~ Douglas Glover author of The Life and Times of Captain N.

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"There is blood, guts, terror, love, hate and everything in between. What a terrific story!"
~ Bob Bratina, CHML Radio

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"An intriguing story... makes the American Revolution come very close to home and gives us a link with what unfolded before. Vivid, personal and richly illustrated. Excellent work, I loved the book."
~ Wayne Independent, Honesdale, Pennsylvania

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"An impressive feat, colourful and thoroughly researched...puts authentic flesh on the bare bones of the Robert Land story."
~ Brian Land, Professor emeritus, University of Toronto, Robert Land descendent

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"Defintive rendering...taut...compelling...gets to the very soul of someone who had to endure the ignominious travails of being condemned as a traitor. A good primer for American scholars interested in a retrospective look at a group of people who were grossly misunderstood and shamelessly shoved out of their own country."
~ Brantford Expositor

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"James Elliott has accomplished the difficult task of chronicling a man about whom the record is almost silent. A fascinating combination of solid historical detective work and plausible speculation. If Ponies Rode Men testifies not only to the indomitable spirit of one man, but to all those who chose to remain loyal to their sovereign."
~ Donald E. Graves, historian, author of Field of Glory: The Battle of Crysler's Farm

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"A recreation of actual events...its style evokes one of the most compelling of all tracts about the Revolution, the diaries of Joseph Martin."
~ Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA

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"Historical accuracy and creative imagery combine to recreate the lively story of a Hamilton Loyalist."
~ Beaver Magazine

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The Journeys or Robert Land, 1777 - 1791
Loyalists' Tale. The view from the other side in the American Revolution

© 2009 James E. Elliott

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