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

Walter R. Borneman

A vibrant new look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce rapidly to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army. AMERICAN SPRING follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775. Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter R. Borneman uses newly available sources and research to tell the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.

A vibrant new look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce rapidly to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army. AMERICAN SPRING follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775. Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter R. Borneman uses newly available sources and research to tell the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.
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History

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A vibrant new look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce rapidly to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army. AMERICAN SPRING follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775. Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter R. Borneman uses newly available sources and research to tell the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Taylorson

Length:

13h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

42:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

46:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

44:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:37