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The Minutemen and Their World

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    This book is not very well put together. The sequence of events

    This book is not very well put together. The sequence of events is all out of order and each chapter with pick out a individual and go on for ten pages about that person's family history. I found myself getting lost more than once. I had to read this for a summer school history class, but I would never recommend that any professor put their students through that in such a short amount of time. I'm not saying this is a bad source to learn about the Revolution, I'm just saying that it is not put together very well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2002

    I'm glad I wasn't the only one...

    The main flaw with this book is that the writing style is kin to that of a textbook. The few times that the book "grabbed" me were short-lived and I was disappointed to finish it without having retained much of what it offered. It is not in my nature to destroy another's writing, but I feel that the book was so finely tuned to the minute details that it derailed my ability to retrieve the necessary information I was in search of. I might as well have not read the book at all, as I am having trouble recalling any specific information without referring back to the book constantly. This book is definitely one that must be read in small stages - I would suggest taking really good notes along the way, or it might lose you as it did me...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2000

    Never again

    I too had to read this work for AP US History as the junior that I am. I only read the first 76 pages of it, and when i thought about it, i had been thinking about other things while reading. This book is too detailed, and too dull for a human to enjoy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2007

    A Social History

    I have to recommend first off that if you aren¿t a fan of social history, you¿re likely to find this book a bore. It is dry in places and meticulous in its details concerning Concord society and its families throughout the course of the Revolution, but as a social history it¿s extraordinary in its ability to relate the mechanics and the life of the city at the heart of the Revolution. There are moments that you will undoubtedly find special to you, moments that will give you a glimpse into the passion these people had for what they believed was their noble cause and maybe ignite in you, dare I say, some patriotism. I¿m reminded of one such moment when William Emerson said to the men at the Battle of Lexington and Concord, in defiance of British authority, ¿If we must die, then let us die here!¿ It was hard to read in places, but worth your efforts. For any scholar interested in the era of the American Revolution, this is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2004

    Great insight into our past

    This book is detailed, but it is not for the novice history reader. If you are a 'History Buff' and don't really understand the nuances of history then pass this by. If you are interested in gaining a real understanding of our past and want a window to America on the eve of revolution, then this is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2001

    See It Through Thier Eyes

    This was a fantastic book, for those seeking to see through the eyes of the many different classes of people in Concord who were called on, young and old to defend their rights. Not just the minutemen but the elderly and slaves too. To understand the sacrifices and hardships endured for the cause of freedom. A very good book if it is understanding you seek.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2000

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    i am a junior in high school, and i was required to read this book for an AP us history class. i found it to be the single most boring piece of literature to which i have ever been subjected. every time i picked this book up, i fell asleep. gross rambles on and on about the life and times of specific concordians instead of talking in more general terms about the revolution. when i was able to stay awake, i found the book contained a great deal of unneeded details, instead of those that were germane. i would never ever suggest this book to anyone, unless you enjoy reading extremely boring books. in conclusion, i hated it.

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    Posted March 29, 2012

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