Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution

Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution

by Mark Puls
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Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution by Mark Puls

Winner of the 2007 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award!

Samuel Adams is perhaps the most unheralded and overshadowed of the founding fathers, yet without him there would have been no American Revolution. A genius at devising civil protests and political maneuvers that became a trademark of American politics, Adams astutely forced Britain into coercive military measures that ultimately led to the irreversible split in the empire. His remarkable political career addresses all the major issues concerning America's decision to become a nation -- from the notion of taxation without representation to the Declaration of Independence. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams all acknowledged that they built our nation on Samuel Adams' foundations. Now, in this riveting biography, his story is finally told and his crucial place in American history is fully recognized.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230614000
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/14/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 289,501
Product dimensions: 9.22(w) x 6.08(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Mark Puls is the author of Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution, winner of the Fraunces Tavern award, and co-author of Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War. Puls has worked as a journalist for The Detroit News.

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Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
jc85 More than 1 year ago
There are a number of books to choose from on Samuel Adams but this book is the best place to start. It is fair, balanced, easy to read and well researched. My only criticism is that it is not longer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am shocked and amazed. Shocked that I never knew the critical role that Samuel Adams played in what is now the United States. I am amazed at how he was able to start with a clear idea of rights and liberty and then influence first Boston, then Massachusetts, New Enland, and finally all 13 colonies. He did this through study and decades of writings that were distributed and internalized by the colonists. Samuel Adams was fearless, unwavering, and absolutely brilliant. He got thousands of people into action - and led them to make difficult choices at that. Mark Puls gave such a clear narrative while giving a valuble context to the unfolding story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This books tells of how Adams put together the Colonists to act for their own freedoms. Tells a lot about how he was very vocal and took great pains to tell the truth against the British and their occupying military. He went on to become governor of Mass and in his older age did not want attention for his accomplishments because he felt that people should have their individual rights and leaving limited powers to the government. Very informative and uplifting to see what they went through to give us what we have today. Does not talk about his beer companies much and is somewhat short.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fine bio. of a forgotten founder without whose prodding war might not have happened for many years, perhaps until Washington was to old to be in charge