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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.
After reading the reviews of this book, I looked forward to receiving it and was not disappointed at all. Read morePublished 23 hours ago by Kathleen E.
After " Sons of Liberty " on History channel, I wanted more about these brave men. Standiford provides it - first half might be boring for some readers but it did provide the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Cou
Fantastic book and it will give you a far more accurate picture of these events than the Sons of Liberty series.Published 5 days ago by Matthew Stewart
Excellent book. Very historically accurate and very captivating. Les Stabdiford holds your attention throughout the whole book.Published 1 month ago by Chad Barrett
This book covers a very intriguing period, from the Stamp Act crisis until the start of the revolutionary war. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peter N. Steinmetz
Very interesting and readable account of events leading up to the American RevolutionPublished 4 months ago by Kathryn Seifert
Very well written book. Many today do not realize that the Sons of Liberty were not just in Boston, but in New York, South Carolina and all throughout the colonies. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mimi Coffey
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 11 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 15 months ago by Paul Foerster