The Whiskey Rebels: Praise
"The Whiskey Rebels is a wondrous weaving of fact with imagination, propelling the reader back to a time when America was young. It’s unadorned reality, told in drum tight prose, is as sharp as a piece of broken glass. David Liss is a clear master of historical fiction."
"What a wonderful book. Historical fiction is notoriously difficult to do well, but David Liss has mastered the art, and The Whiskey Rebels is an absorbing and entertaining novel of the American Revolution. A thriller with Washington, Jefferson and Hamilton-an excellent idea, brilliantly executed."
"David Liss is a terrific novelist with a gift for imagining another time, another place. He is one of the best."
"David Liss’s The Whiskey Rebels is a breathtaking, breakneck tale from the interwoven viewpoints of a top Revolutionary spy, and of the brilliant and cunning woman who becomes both his ally and his nemesis. The powerful portrayal of an era of rampant, freebooting capitalism run amok that lay at the dawn of–and could have destroyed– the new American republic."
"David Liss turns his mastery of historical fiction to the thrilling origins of American capitalism with fantastic results. A gripping, visceral adventure of revenge, ambition and romance filled with surprising twists and insights, The Whiskey Rebels will bring Liss fans and newcomers alike under the spell of one of today’s finest writes of historical fiction."