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The Cadet -- The Adventures of a New World Pioneer in the 17th Century Walt C. Snedeker

The Cadet -- The Adventures of a New World Pioneer in the 17th Century

Walt C. Snedeker

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Jan Snedeker is The Cadet, the European term for a younger brother. Younger brothers do not inherit, and a expected to make their own way in the world. The early 1600s are a harsh and unsettled time. Alone, penniless, and with only his prizedMoreJan Snedeker is The Cadet, the European term for a younger brother. Younger brothers do not inherit, and a expected to make their own way in the world. The early 1600s are a harsh and unsettled time. Alone, penniless, and with only his prized musket, Jan travels to Amsterdam. An act of incredible bravery gains him a powerful ally, opining his future to new horizons.Jan live through the shattering events of the time, serving in the Amsterdam militia as a combination soldier and fireman, and falls in love with a delicate beauty. His further courageous feats as a militiaman launch him and his new family on a dramatic journey across the Atlantic Ocean. His metal is proven time and again as a landed colonist in the struggling colony of New Amsterdam, as he combats Indians, hardships, and inept colony governors to carve out a legacy that lasts to this very day. The chronicle of his bravery, humor, and industry sets the standard for the name that begins with him.Although written in the form of a novel, all of the characters actually existed, and the events depicted are factual.