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

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

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American spring : Lexington, Concord, and the road to revolution
Title
American spring
Title remainder
Lexington, Concord, and the road to revolution
Statement of responsibility
Walter R. Borneman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very 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.
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YDXCP
Dewey number
973.331
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E231
LC item number
.B67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Summary expansion
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
American spring : Lexington, Concord, and the road to revolution, Walter R. Borneman
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American spring : Lexington, Concord, and the road to revolution, Walter R. Borneman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-455) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Tuesday, December 13, 1774 -- An irrepressible tide : January-March 1775. New Year's Day 1775 ; Drumbeats of dissension ; Who would be true patriots? ; Volleys of words ; "Fire, if you have the courage" ; Boston in the bull's-eye ; Independence or reconciliation? -- "Let it begin here" : April 1775. The general's dilemma ; Two lanterns ; Lexington Green ; On to Concord ; By the rude bridge ; Retreat, if we can ; Percy to the rescue ; What have we done? ; Spreading the news -- Decisive days : May-June 1775. Must we stand alone? ; "In the name of the great Jehovah ..." ; Ben Franklin returns ; Lexington of the seas ; Three generals and a lady ; What course now, gentlemen? ; "The white of their gaiters" ; "A dear bought victory -- Epilogue : Monday, July 3, 1775
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25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 469 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316221023
Lccn
2014932742
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations, maps, portraits
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  • (Sirsi) i9780316221023
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