American spring : Lexington, Concord, and the road to revolution

by Borneman, Walter R., 1952-

Format: Print Book 2014
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A vibrant look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals .

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 rapidly 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Popular military historian Borneman (1812, 2004; The Admirals, 2012) presents the outbreak of the American War of Independence in 1775. As the arc of his narrative touches the familiar landmarks, from the Battle of Lexington to the Battle of Bunker Hill, an avid American history buff will look for what distinguishes Borneman's account and find it in two respects, debate with prior historians on disputed points (e.g., responsibility for the first shot fired at Lexington) and thematic emphasis of the pressure on individuals to choose sides, with the rebels or the loyalists, as political polarization galloped apace in early 1775. With Benjamin Franklin's family as one of several examples of divided sentiments, Borneman constructs a general narrative that depicts British operations around Boston to seize the patriots' military supplies, one of which, of course, ignited the explosion at Lexington and Concord. Including supporting scenes, such as debate in the Continental Congress, Borneman's saga proves to be capably constructed and accessible to an audience looking for an introduction to these epic events in American history.--Taylor, Gilbert Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775.
Concord, Battle of, Concord, Mass., 1775.
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775.
Massachusetts -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown and Company,2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description viii, 469 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-455) and index.
ISBN 0316221023
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