Lexington to Concord: The Road to Independence in Postcards

Overview

The Battle Road in Massachusetts is perhaps the most historic few miles in early American history. At Lexington, soon after Paul Revere and his cohorts roused the village from sleep, a trigger was pulled on the Lexington Common and that shot "was heard round the world." The American War for Independence had begun. Eight dead Americans were left on the green as the British marched on to Concord and the battle at the bridge. These events and many others are retraced in this wonderful new book. Using antique ...

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Overview

The Battle Road in Massachusetts is perhaps the most historic few miles in early American history. At Lexington, soon after Paul Revere and his cohorts roused the village from sleep, a trigger was pulled on the Lexington Common and that shot "was heard round the world." The American War for Independence had begun. Eight dead Americans were left on the green as the British marched on to Concord and the battle at the bridge. These events and many others are retraced in this wonderful new book. Using antique postcards, the authors tell the Revolutionary War story and the rest of the history of the Lexington-Concord region. This was a center of intellectual and social activity in the 19th century and home to distinguished thinkers and writers, including Thoreau, Emerson, Alcott, and Hawthorne. Over the years millions of people have visited the region commemorating their visit with postcard images of the places and events they saw. Perserved in scrapbooks and memory boxes, they now offer a visual history of special place.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764326981
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2008

    Revisiting History

    In Cambridge, Massachusetts, Past and Present, Ashley Rooney shows us why Harvard Square is one of the busiest and most exciting spots in New England. Using antique postcards, she points out She talks about the importance of education to those founding fathers and how six years after their arrival they selected Cambridge as the site of the colony's first college: Harvard. Two days before the bombardment of Ft. Sumter, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts approved a charter for the incorporation of the 'Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston Society of Natural History,' better known as M.I.T. And how the Cambridge has grown from a sleepy village, where General George Washington took command of the colonial troops, to a contemporary city. She talks about the many historic buildings and churches and all that colorful history. For those of us who have studied or worked in the city, the book is a great opportunity to revisit our lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2007

    A Glorious morning for America

    A Glorious Morning for America, September 2, 2007 By Andrea H. Burck 'Kristeen Smith' - See all my reviews Interested in tracing the roots of American liberty in words and pictures? Then you will want to read this book. Author E. Ashley Rooney and Mary L. Martin relive the events of April 19, 1775 that ' glorious morning for America' when the United States was born. The unique marriage of vintage postcards depicting the events and the colorful text make for a delightful walk through American history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2007

    A reviewer

    What wonderful history with fantastic pictures. This is something I would send to all my history buff friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2007

    Visual History: Lexington to Concord

    'Lexington to Concord' is a marvelous book that provides a visual as well as narrative history of the events of April 19, 1775, when Paul Revere rode to Lexington and 'the shot heard 'round the world' was fired. What makes this book unique is that every page is illustrated with Amos Doolittle's sketches, period postcards, and current photographs of historical sites. Continuing in time past the Revolution, the towns of Lexington, Bedford and Concord are illustrated, and many anecdotes and little known facts are included. Many books provide excellent and readable narratives of the events of 1775, eg., David Hackett Fischer¿s 'Paul Revere¿s Ride', but as a person who reads a great deal of American history, I highly recommend 'Lexington to Concord' for its visual presentations in combination with descriptive narration and comment.

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