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by Jessica Warner

eBook The Incendiary: The Misadventures of John the Painter, First Modern Terrorist ePub
Author: Jessica Warner
Language: English
ISBN: 1560257334
ISBN13: 978-1560257332
Publisher: Basic Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (September 21, 2005)
Pages: 320
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 578
Formats: docx lrf lit lrf
ePub file: 1943 kb
Fb2 file: 1499 kb

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In this first full-length chronicle of the man who attempted to burn down royal navy yards across England, Jessica Warner paints a tart and entertaining portrait of the world's first modern terrorist. At the height of the scare, King George III received daily briefings from his ministers, the Bow Street Runners were on the chase, newspapers printed sensational stories, and in Parliament a bill was rushed through to suspend habeas corpus.

The Incendiary: The Misadventures of John The Painter, First Modern Terrorist. Jessica Warner's John the Painter outlines the dispiriting but dogged efforts of an 18th-century arsonist, The Guardian, March 5, 2005. Toronto: McClelland, 2005. Aitken, James (1777). The life of James Aitken, commonly called John the Painter, an incendiary, who was tried at the Castle of Winchester, on Thursday the 7th day of March, 1777, and convicted of setting fire to His Majesty's dock-yard, at Portsmouth, Exhibiting a detail of Facts of the utmost Importance to Great Britain.

She doesn't, but the book is no less satisfying for that.

John Aitken was a lonely and hapless Scot from the slums of Edinburgh who set out to seek his fortune, only to find friendlessness and unemployment in the bleak streets of England. He travelled to America at a time when the 13 colonies were on the brink of revolution, then returned to England with the intent. She doesn't, but the book is no less satisfying for that.

In 1776 and 1777, during the American Revolution, a young Scot known only as John the Painter took his war to England by committing acts of terror in the dockyards of the mighty British navy.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. In 1776 and 1777, during the American Revolution, a young Scot known only as John the Painter took his war to England by committing acts of terror in the dockyards of the mighty British navy. This is the first full-length biography of that brilliant but disturbed young man. His story offers chilling parallels to the present – and insights into why certain young men are driven to commit unspeakable crimes. Warner has written a book of history that reads like a picaresque novel, but always with a modern twist.

Warner has written a book of history that reads like a picaresque novel, but always with a modern twist. Its hero travels to France and receives the blessing of the American envoy there. King George III offers a reward for his capture. Bow Street Runners are sent out inpursuit.

The Incendiary takes readers on a fascinating journey from Europe to colonial America and finally to the gallows at Portsmouth

The Incendiary takes readers on a fascinating journey from Europe to colonial America and finally to the gallows at Portsmouth.

The Misadventures Of John The Painter, First Modern Terrorist. BUT WHAT did he look like? The Physical Object.

The Incendiary : The Misadventures of John the Painter, First Modern Terrorist. By (author) Jessica Warner.

His real name was James Aitken, though he was better known as "John the Painter," and during the early months of the American Revolution, he wreaked havoc in England by performing acts of terror on behalf of America. In this first full-length chronicle of the man who attempted to burn down royal navy yards across England, Jessica Warner paints a tart and entertaining portrait of the world's first modern terrorist. At the height of the scare, King George III received daily briefings from his ministers, the Bow Street Runners were on the chase, newspapers printed sensational stories, and in Parliament a bill was rushed through to suspend habeas corpus. This is rollicking popular history with something for every reader—authentic 18th-century atmosphere, timely social history, international political intrigue, terrorism, chase scenes, spies, a double agent or two, a jailhouse snitch, the king, a young woman innocently tending her sheep, and much more.
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