Historical fiction comes to New England with the epic novel, "Portsmouth,” a classical saga reliving the story of a 1623 fictitious family and twelve successive generations that bring New England seacoast history to life. The opening scene begins with the Abenaki, the Native Indians, who inhabited the land for thousands of years until the English settlers arrived in 1623 when everything changed! "Portsmouth," the novel, marches through the city's history. Memorable characters interact with real-life personalities and historical events that shaped America. Relive our country's past and the colorful history of the New Hampshire seacoast through "Portsmouth.'' From the early Puritans to the Sons of Liberty and the Revolutionary War, up through the Great Depression and World War II, the novel brings American notables such as George Washington, Ona Judge Staines, Major General Fitz-John Porter, Frank Jones, and Celia Thaxter into the reader's imagination.
The novel "Portsmouth" celebrates the 400th anniversary of the founding of this historic seaport, so reminiscent of colonial times.
About the Author
A new author from the seacoast of New Hampshire inspired by the majesty of the ocean and tales of the mysterious and wondrous octopus. Jim Polus graduated from Hobart College and Columbia University and is a retired executive from IBM. An ardent love of cycling on country roads fuels the author’s themes of human purpose and a reverence for nature. Jim’s genre focuses on the interplay of the human spirit and the conflicting challenges of honor and courage in the face of betrayal and treachery.