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

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

Les Standiford

A groundbreaking narrative-a historical political thriller-that explores the role of the Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution. More than two hundred years ago, a group of British colonists in America decided that the conditions under which they were governed had become intolerable. Angry and frustrated that King George III and the British Parliament had ignored their lawful complaints and petitions, they decided to take action. Knowing that their deeds-often directed at individuals and property-were illegal, and punishable by imprisonment and even death, these agitators plotted and conducted their missions in secret to protect their identities as well as the identities of those who supported them. Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they gathered together in a radical society committed to imposing forcible change. Those determined men-including second cousins Samuel and John Adams, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, and John Hancock-saw themselves as patriots. Yet to the Crown, and to many of the Sons' fellow colonists, the revolutionaries were terrorists who deserved death for their treason. In this gripping narrative, Les Standiford reveals how this group of intelligent, committed men, motivated by economics and political belief, began a careful campaign of interlocking events that would channel feelings of vague injustice into an armed rebellion of common cause, which would defeat an empire and give birth to a radical political experiment-a new nation known as the United States.

A groundbreaking narrative-a historical political thriller-that explores the role of the Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution. More than two hundred years ago, a group of British colonists in America decided that the conditions under which they were governed had become intolerable. Angry and frustrated that King George III and the British Parliament had ignored their lawful complaints and petitions, they decided to take action. Knowing that their deeds-often directed at individuals and property-were illegal, and punishable by imprisonment and even death, these agitators plotted and conducted their missions in secret to protect their identities as well as the identities of those who supported them. Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they gathered together in a radical society committed to imposing forcible change. Those determined men-including second cousins Samuel and John Adams, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, and John Hancock-saw themselves as patriots. Yet to the Crown, and to many of the Sons' fellow colonists, the revolutionaries were terrorists who deserved death for their treason. In this gripping narrative, Les Standiford reveals how this group of intelligent, committed men, motivated by economics and political belief, began a careful campaign of interlocking events that would channel feelings of vague injustice into an armed rebellion of common cause, which would defeat an empire and give birth to a radical political experiment-a new nation known as the United States.
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Genres:

History

Description:

A groundbreaking narrative-a historical political thriller-that explores the role of the Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution. More than two hundred years ago, a group of British colonists in America decided that the conditions under which they were governed had become intolerable. Angry and frustrated that King George III and the British Parliament had ignored their lawful complaints and petitions, they decided to take action. Knowing that their deeds-often directed at individuals and property-were illegal, and punishable by imprisonment and even death, these agitators plotted and conducted their missions in secret to protect their identities as well as the identities of those who supported them. Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they gathered together in a radical society committed to imposing forcible change. Those determined men-including second cousins Samuel and John Adams, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, and John Hancock-saw themselves as patriots. Yet to the Crown, and to many of the Sons' fellow colonists, the revolutionaries were terrorists who deserved death for their treason. In this gripping narrative, Les Standiford reveals how this group of intelligent, committed men, motivated by economics and political belief, began a careful campaign of interlocking events that would channel feelings of vague injustice into an armed rebellion of common cause, which would defeat an empire and give birth to a radical political experiment-a new nation known as the United States.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

10h 29m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

11:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

39:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:05