WITH THE REGULATORS by James Otis, is an historical novel in the truest sense of the term. It is set in the Carolinas, in the year 1768 and describes in detail the efforts of patriotic Americans to gain freedom from the harsh rule of Great Britain, eight years before the first blood was shed at Lexington.
All the characters and events in this story come right out of the pages of history, except for the two young men around whom events unfold. Governor William Tryon was as grasping and malicious as portrayed. Leaders of the group known as The Regulation were as concerned about the wrongs against the people and as determined to correct those wrongs as the tale indicates.
There is fiction here, because this is a novel. But author James Otis has created a truly wonderful word picture of the activities of The Regulation up until its conclusion at the Battle of Alamance. The two young men around whom the story unfolds, Clare Butler and his cousin, Sidney Hubbard, are not true historical figures...and yet, they very well could have been.
Anyone with an interest in American history should read this story. It's packed full of action, adventure and intrigue, and is a rousing good tale enhanced by the fact that all the major events described actually took place. Settle into a comfortable chair with good lighting, and travel back to 1768 WITH THE REGULATORS, by James Otis.