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In this marvelous work of narrative history, Arthur Tourtellot provides a seminal account of those events.
Although the book gives a detailed analysis of the fighting at Lexington and Concord, and the British retreat back to Boston, it is not just another military history.
So if you read that book and loved it, do be aware that this is not a "new" book by Mr. Tourtellot.
This is one of those books that just doesn't get old, really. The author does a good job sorting out the various events that occurred with such startling rapidity that at times the... Read morePublished 25 days ago by David W. Nicholas
Excellent writing of the in depth decisions and mistakes made by both sides. I loved the insertion of many small details that made the reference intriguing and delightful such as... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Harry Hungerford
That is how you will feel when reading this book. Tourtellot has combined facts in an interesting and easy read style that keeps you turning pages. Read morePublished 4 months ago by avidreader
This story of this seminal moment in American history gets beyond patriotic mythology to tell a compelling story from the viewpoints of the participants on both sides within the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Diana Bigelow
on time, in great shape, and as advertized. a great read for those who are interested in the start of hostilities between ourselves and the English..Published 5 months ago by Richard H. Landry
I loved this book!!The beginning of,,what was we had enough!!Very good book even on Reveres ride as there is another book describing that too,this one did very well. Read morePublished 8 months ago by mickey Dran
This is a dramatic story of the men and times that led to the birth of a revolution. Tourtellot is a master of the history and trends of the period and tells the tale in a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eric P. Endy
My objectives in purchasing this book was to learn more about the Concord and Lexington battles than I remembered from my elementary school classes. This book was perfect. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mike Sappingfield
In the last month I have read, in order, "Bunker Hill" by Nathaniel Philbrick, "Paul Revere's Ride" by Fischer, and finally "Lexington and Concord. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Herman Melville