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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.
If you like nuts and bolts history, you will enjoy this book.
Standiford has all kinds of wonderful details on how Paul Revere's ride really went, and an almost moment-by-moment account of what happened at Lexington.
Its why we have a United States of America....no taxation without representation, hmmm sounds very timely!
The book is okay-no new scholarship here, and no new insights into our Founding Fathers. Standiford reveals his own political leanings too much for my taste-quoting Malcolm X and... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Johnny D
An easy, interesting read with the kind of background and details that keep you engaged. Not Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, but a relief from taxing, dry research oriented... Read morePublished 5 months ago by RescueMedics
Good insight into the early history of the United States. Learn things about the early days of the United States that you will not find in the typical history book.Published 10 months ago by Paul Foerster
Excellent book. Excellent service. Why do you demand 16 words or more? This is obnoxious. Stop it. Wake up. You think I have nothing better to do!Published 11 months ago by tom richter
If you are worried about "off grid" medical care and injury treatment this is the book for you! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Tom M
An excellent book. Had a hard time putting it down. While this story is from a long time ago it gives another viewpoint to events happening today in the middle east. Read morePublished 15 months ago by laltomar
The book has interesting historical background information, but in the end, it serves as a vehicle to backtalk to ThoseUpstartTeaPartiers, who ought really to know better,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by M. Heiss
a very readable background to the beginning of the American Revolution. Nice introduction to some irreplaceable leaders that are not as well knownPublished 16 months ago by Walter J Koss
This set up of the American Revolution is well laid out and very interesting. The author brought out to the forefront a couple of patriots that have been hidden for the most part. Read morePublished 16 months ago by 4moreshelflife