Year of the Hangman

Year of the Hangman

Mass Market Paperback
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142400784
  • 272 Pages
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  • 14 and up


In 1776, the rebellion of the American colonies against British rule was crushed.  Now, in 1777-the year of the hangman-George Washington is awaiting execution, Benjamin Franklin’s banned rebel newspaper, Liberty Tree, has gone underground, and young ne’er-do-well Creighton Brown, a fifteen-year-old Brit, has just arrived in the colonies.  Having been shipped off against his will, with nothing but a distance for English authorities, Creighton befriends Franklin, and lands a job with his print shop.  But the English general expects the spoiled yet loyal Creighton to spy on Franklin.  As battles unfold and falsehoods are exposed, Creighton must decide where his loyalties lie…a choice that could determine the fate of a nation.
Year of the Hangman

Year of the Hangman

Gary Blackwood


ALA Notable Book – winner
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year – winner


“Packed with action, convincing historical speculation, and compelling portrayals of real-life and fictional characters, this [is] a page-turner.” -School Library Journal
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