Sunday, June 29, 2014

F. van Wyck Mason: Eagle in the Sky

Next is a series of 4 historical fiction books by F. van Wyck Mason. Definitely a different type of cover illustration for Allan Kass!

Eagle in the Sky was published by Berkley in November 1975. It is the third novel in van Wyck Mason's bicentennial series of the American Revolution. It's the story of doctor Peter Burnham and his life of a privateer!

Allan Kass shows our hero but has scenes from the story behind him. I think this cover is interesting because of the black slave. Kass didn't illustrate many black people on books and it makes this one unique! Unfortunately, this style of cover, which the publisher probably wanted, doesn't reflect Kass's talent as some others, less busy, do.

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