American Spring

American Spring

Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution

Book - 2014
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"When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks of the war were much more tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army. American Spring follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775. Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter R. Borneman uses newly available sources and research to tell the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation"-- Publisher description
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316221023
0316221023
Branch Call Number: 973.3311 Borneman 2014
Characteristics: viii, 469 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm

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