The Minute Boys of Bunker Hill (Includes Glossary) / Edition 1

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Overview

The second book in a series, The Minute Boys of Bunker Hill is an exciting historical tale for boys and girls which chronicles the events of the American Revolution through the experiences of a young patriot named Roger Morse.

Boys and girls will be informed not only of American history, but also of the importance of such virtues as love of liberty, bravery in the face of tyranny, courage against overwhelming odds, fierce determination, loyalty to country, family, and friends. The author's upbeat and lighthearted style will delight readers of all ages. This kind of fiction is the best way to foster a more intimate understanding of our American heritage.

Recommended for Ages 8-12 BONUS! Includes a Build-Your-Vocabulary Glossary.

After participating in the terrible struggle at Bunker Hill, Roger, badly wounded, is separated from his friends and becomes a prisoner of the British.

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Editorial Reviews

George Grant
The Minute Boys of Bunker Hill finds young Roger and his friends in the thick of the action again, this time just adjacent to Boston at the Battle of Bunker HIll. The awful specter of the battlefield, the hazards of prison, and the deprivations of the home front cannot deter him and his young friends from their patriotic duty. Once again, he stands side-by-side with some of the greatest men of his day, including Samuel Adams, Joseph Warren, and William Prescott.

Including reproductions of original illustrations, helpful glossaries, crisp typesetting, sturdy bindings, and clean design, these books are a part of an impressive enterprise launched by the Lost Classics Book Company to reurrect the ideas and values of an earlier, more enduring American civilization. -- World Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890623050
  • Publisher: Lost Classic Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1970
  • Edition description: Revised ed.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.65 (w) x 7.45 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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But these patriots had two things in their favor. Those who could shoot at all could shoot well, and every one of them was used to untold hardships and to facing perils such as were new to the well housed and well fed soldiers of King George III, sent over to subdue them. They were willing to fight until the last ditch and until the last charge of powder was used; nay, they proved, later on, that they could fight even after the last ditch was passed and the powder horn had long since been drained. "They did not understand when they were whipped," so one English writer expressed it—for the simple reason that they never considered the battle at an end so long as victory was not upon their side.
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Table of Contents

1 Roger Determines to Leave Home
2 A Precious Keg of Powder
3 Three Strange Men
4 The Disappearance of the Enemy
5 The Confiscation of the Military Stores
6 How the Siege of Boston Was Begun
7 The Expedition to Hog and Noddle's Islands
8 The Encounter at the Spring
9 The Man behind the Driftwood
10 A Letter of Importance
11 The Visitor at the Morse Homestead
12 Hen Peabody Investigates
13 The Two Spies and Their Work
14 Off for the Front
15 Working on Breed's Hill Breastworks
16 The Bombardment from the Warships
17 The Opening of the Battle of Bunker Hill
18 The Storming of the Redoubt
19 Into Boston As a Prisoner
20 Sad News at Home
21 Uriah Bedwell's Threat
22 The Vault in the Old Burying Ground
23 At the Sign of the Shaving Mug
24 The Tory's Little Plot
25 A Prisoner Once More
26 The Tory and His Terms
27 In the Deserted Mansion
28 Roger Meets Mrs. Alan Brascoe
29 Operations during the Siege
30 The Evacuation of Boston
31 Home Once More-Conclusion Glossary
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