Muriel Kolb

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The story of the infamous treason plot between General Mathew Arnold and Major André is told in [Major André: Brave Enemy, an] admiring biography of the dashing young British officer-spy. Some detail on Arnold is omitted, and there is a little fictionalization, though no distortion of facts. However, the book is more interesting and smoothly written than the very similar, recent biography by [Adele] Nathan, Major John André … which, though listed as an adult title by the publishers, is not too difficult for good junior high school readers; it has more historical detail, but is far from being comprehensive or scholarly. (p. 136)

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Muriel Kolb, in her review of "Major André: Brave Enemy," in School Library Journal, an appendix to Library Journal (reprinted from the March, 1970 issue of School Library Journal, published by R. R. Bowker Co./A Xerox Corporation; copyright © 1970), Vol. 16, No. 7, March, 1970, pp. 135-36.

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