American spring: Lexington, Concord, and the road to revolution

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When we look back on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks of the war were much more tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce 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 Borneman tells the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775, Concord, Battle of, Concord, Mass., 1775, Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775, Massachusetts -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
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title_full American Spring Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution, American spring : Lexington, Concord, and the road to revolution / Walter R. Borneman
title_short American spring :
title_sub Lexington, Concord, and the road to revolution
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