Rise to Rebellion

Rise to Rebellion

Book - 2001
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"In 1770, the fuse of revolution is lit by a fateful command "Fire!" as England's peacekeeping mission ignites into the Boston Massacre. The senseless killing of civilians leads to a tumultuous trial in which lawyer John Adams must defend the very enemy who has assaulted and abused the laws he holds sacred. The taut courtroom drama soon broadens into a stunning epic of war as King George III leads a reckless and corrupt government in London toward the escalating abuse of his colonies. Outraged by the increasing loss of their liberties, an extraordinary gathering of America's most inspiring characters confronts the British presence with the ideals that will change history. More than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the revolution, Rise to Rebellion is a vivid account of history's most pivotal events. The Boston Tea Party, the battles of Concord and Bunker Hill--all are recreated with the kind of breathtaking detail only a master like Jeff Shaara can muster. His most impressive achievement, Rise to Rebellion reveals with new immediacy how philosophers became fighters, ideas their ammunition, and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America."--Goodreads.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2001
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345427533
034542753X
Characteristics: xix, 492 pages ; 25 cm

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May 16, 2011

Explores the events leading up to the Revolution and the earliest battles through the eyes of some of the key figures of the time. Shaara has a strong and evocative style, really bringing the past to life.

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