American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution

American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution

by Walter R. Borneman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316220996
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 671,825
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Walter Borneman is the author of eight works of nonfiction, including The Admirals, 1812, The French and Indian War, and Polk. He holds both a master's degree in history and a law degree. He lives in Colorado.

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

Patriots' Day 3

Prologue: Tuesday, December 13, 1774 7

Part I An Irrepressible Tide January-March 1775

1 New Year's Day 1775 13

2 Drumbeats of Dissension 27

3 Who Would Be True Patriots? 41

4 Volleys of Words 57

5 "Fire, If You Have the Courage" 71

6 Boston in the Bull's-Eye 88

7 Independence or Reconciliation? 100

Part II "Let It Begin Here" April 1775

8 The General's Dilemma 113

9 Two Lanterns 130

10 Lexington Green 143

11 On to Concord 161

12 By the Rude Bridge 176

13 Retreat, If We Can 192

14 Percy to the Rescue 207

15 What Have We Done? 222

16 Spreading the News 237

Part III Decisive Days May-June 1775

17 Must We Stand Alone? 257

18 "In the Name of the Great Jehovah…" 269

19 Ben Franklin Returns 289

20 Lexington of the Seas 299

21 Three Generals and a Lady 315

22 What Course Now, Gentlemen? 327

23 "The White of Their Gaiters" 347

24 "A Dear Bought Victory" 370

Epilogue: Monday, July 3, 1775 391

Acknowledgments 399

Notes 401

Bibliography 443

Index 457

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American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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“American Spring” tells the story of the American road to Revolution and Independence from Lexington and Concord in December 1774 through the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was not very satisfactory for either side, to George Washington’s assumption of command of the American Army on July 3, 1775. Author Walter Borneman has crafted an engaging work that draws the reader into the drama and holds his interest until the end. He involves main characters on both sides and illustrates how the colonial forces gradually coalesced into an army that could conduct operations on a continental scale. I like way this book illustrates the process by which the military struggle was organized, even before independence was declared. I recommend it for a more detailed examination after an initial understanding of the Revolution is mastered.
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