The Minute Men: The First Fight: Myths and Realities of the American Revolution

The Minute Men: The First Fight: Myths and Realities of the American Revolution

by John R. Galvin
     
 

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The concept of the farmer and shopkeeper pulling rifles off pegs on the wall to fight the British has been the typical image of the American minuteman. The fact that he may have had military training and drilled—and that April 19, 1775 was not his first battle—usually goes unmentioned. Winner of the American Revolution Round Table Award, The Minute…  See more details below

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The concept of the farmer and shopkeeper pulling rifles off pegs on the wall to fight the British has been the typical image of the American minuteman. The fact that he may have had military training and drilled—and that April 19, 1775 was not his first battle—usually goes unmentioned. Winner of the American Revolution Round Table Award, The Minute Men will be of keen interest to those curious about the true history of some of America’s first soldiers.

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"A splendid book....If the true measure of a book is how it stands up over time, then this one is indeed a classic....Galvin has captured the human ingredients of the story, and he portrays them vividly."

"Far more remarkable than fiction."

"A convincing reinterpretation both of the Minute Men and of the battle which enshrined them as pioneers of American patriotism."

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"A splendid book....If the true measure of a book is how it stands up over time, then this one is indeed a classic....Galvin has captured the human ingredients of the story, and he portrays them vividly."—Parameters
Portland Sun-Telegram

"Far more remarkable than fiction."—Portland Sun-Telegram
Louisville Courier-Journal - Cullom Davis

"A convincing reinterpretation both of the Minute Men and of the battle which enshrined them as pioneers of American patriotism."—Cullom Davis, Louisville Courier-Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597970709
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
11/30/2006
Series:
History of War
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
207,812
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

John R. Galvin is the former supreme allied commander, Europe, and the commander-in-chief, U.S. European Command. He also served as dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is the author of European Security Institutions: Ready for the Twenty-First Century?

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