Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War

Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War

by Les Standiford

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ISBN-13: 9780062218124
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 42,266
File size: 656 KB

About the Author

Les Standiford is the bestselling author of twenty books and novels, including the John Deal mystery series, and the works of narrative history The Man Who Invented Christmas (a New York Times Editors’ Choice) and Last Train to Paradise. He is the director of the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami, where he lives with his wife, Kimberly, a psychotherapist and artist. Visit his website at www.les-standiford.com.

Hometown:

Miami, Florida

Date of Birth:

October 31, 1945

Place of Birth:

Cambridge, Ohio

Education:

B.A., Muskingum College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Utah

What People are Saying About This

Joseph J. Ellis

“This is popular history in its most vital and accessible form. Standiford has recovered the mentality of America’s first group of young radicals, the Sons of Liberty, and tells their story with flair and grace.”

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Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read that at times reads like a historical thriller. The author has clearly done exhaustive research and sheds valuable light on the events that led to the Revolutionary War.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book. I love the history surrounding the revolutionary warm especially all things related to the sons of liberty. The book predominantly focuses on Samuel Adams and his continual struggles with the crown, perhaps its more fair to say the Boston Sons of Liberty. Les StNdiford does a great job of pulling you back in time as if you are a part if th e sons of liberty. 
Stretch17 More than 1 year ago
Great read about the leading Patriots of our young nation
RolloRT More than 1 year ago
Great read for any budding historian of American independence. These radicals demonstrate the resolve or founding fathers had in seeking separation from the England. I will use their stories in my college classes. RolloRT