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Samuel Adams: A Life

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  • Posted January 4, 2010

    Very good insight into one of the greatest Americans in our history.

    Having forgotten almost everything I learned in grade school with regards to the founding of this country, any book about Samuel Adams would have served its purpose. This book, however, went above and beyond. The story was engrossing as well as informative. It spent as much time describing how we got into a revolutionary war as it did in describing how Samuel Adams was the "Father" of that revolution. It really portrays Samuel Adams as a great American that put his life on the line for the good of the country. He was an incredible patriot and hero. I Would recommend this book to anyone wanting to know Samuel Adams or needing a reminder of how our country was founded.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

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    Oh my goodness! Who knew?

    What a fantastic source. I knew Sam Adams was more than a beer, but I had no idea what an important figure he was in our Nation's founding. I would say it proves to that, since King George wanted him, by name wanted Samuel Adams.
    Great read. Great information. Inspiring. Don't hesitate.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Superb Writing!

    I was truly amazed at how little I knew of truly one of our most important founding fathers. I was equally impressed with the author showing the huge role religion played in our freedom and feel like the education system has truly failed teaching this to us.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Ira Stoll has done exceptional work in his biography of Samuel

    Ira Stoll has done exceptional work in his biography of Samuel Adams. The book is well researched and documented and sheds light on a man who has not gotten the credit he deserves for helping in the founding of this nation. In fact, he appears to be the linchpin. So many of his ideas and phrasing wound up in our Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and Constitution. He was a devout Christian who lived out his faith and is a role model for the man/woman in government who is there to serve the American people and not there to get rich.

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