The Virginia Giant: The True Story of Peter Francisco

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The Virginia Giant, a one-man army! Peter Francisco was believed to have had almost super-human strength. According to legend, George Washington said, "Without him we would have lost two crucial battles, perhaps the war, and with it our freedom." Francisco, a Portuguese immigrant, was raised outside Richmond and after hearing Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech, he joined the Virginia Colonial Militia. He was known for his battle-hardened skills, and his bravery at Brandywine, Stony Point, Camden and Guilford Courthouse led to stories of epic portions. Join authors Bobby and Sherry Norfolk as they separate fact from myth on topics ranging from pirates to redcoats to exciting acts of valor in this remarkable story of a true American hero.
ISBN: 9781626191174
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 23
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Bobby Norfolk, an internationally known story performer and teaching artist, is a three-time Emmy Award winner and Parents' Choice honoree. One of the most popular and dynamic story-educators in America today, Bobby was given the national Circle of Excellence Oracle Award, an honor presented by the National Storytelling Network, which recognizes the very best storytellers in the nation. Bobby travels both nationally and internationally presenting performances, keynotes and workshops. A past member of the board of directors for the National Storytelling Network, he currently serves on the St. Louis Storytelling Festival Advisory Council and is a featured artist in festivals worldwide. He founded Folktale Productions, a storytelling company, in 1987. His website is
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