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American spring, Lexington, Concord, and the road to revolution, Walter R. Borneman

"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
Table Of Contents
Tuesday, December 13, 1774 -- An irrepressible tide : January-March 1775 -- "Let it begin here" : April 1775 -- Decisive days : May-June 1775 -- Monday, July 3, 1775
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
viii, 469 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations, maps, portraits, 25 cm

Library Locations

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