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“Filled with historical accuracy, intriguing characters and an engaging plot, The Whiskey Rebels is set in the Federalist period, following the Revolutionary War. The book is uniquely arranged around two characters: Ethan Sanders, a disgraced Revolutionary War spy who has hit rock bottom in his life, and Joan Maycott, a Pennslyvanian immigrant who has lost everything she cared about and seeks revenge. Toggling back and forth between their stories, Liss masterfully weaves a story that eventually connects these two characters with Alexander Hamilton and his whiskey tax, an effort that eventually ends in the Whiskey Rebellion. It's a history lesson that's not dry or wrought with names and dates to remember, but one that will keep you turning the pages right up until the end.”
— Bunny Thompson, Paulina Springs Books, Sisters, OR
October 2008 Indie Next List
“David Liss has always written incredible historical novels, but The Whiskey Rebels is his best yet. Beginning in 1792, the story features a former Revolutionary War spy, with action that moves between New York, Philadelphia, and the western frontier of Pennsylvania, involving Alexander Hamilton and the establishment of the Bank of the United States. No American history buff, or lover of a well-crafted novel, should miss this one.”
— Deal Safrit, Literary Book Post, Salisbury, NC
From the bestselling, award-winning author of "A Conspiracy of Paper" comes his most powerful historical mystery yet. Set in post-Revolutionary War America, "The Whiskey Rebels" is a superb rendering of a vivid and perilous age.