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A good factual account but not the spirit ...,
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This review is from: Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan (Library of American Biography Series) (Paperback)
Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan recounts the major events in it's subject's life, but doesn't leave you with a feeling about the essence of the man. Sam Adams does not speak for himself enough via quotes from his own writings. The coverage of the Sons of Liberty is reduced to 13 superficial pages. It does provide a glimpse of an old revolutionary not changing with the times after the war has been won. But it is not the full color portrait of a life like that Van Doren has provided for Benjamin Franklin.
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