Lexington and Concord

The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution

Author: Arthur Bernon Tourtellot

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320565

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 8156

In a minute-by-minute account, this popular book gives a vivid picture of what actually happened on April 19, 1775.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Battle of Lexington and Concord

Author: Blackbirch,Lewis K. Parker

Publisher: Blackbirch Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781567116199

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1237

Describes the people and action of the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, in which the first blood was shed in the fight for United States independence.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Battles of Lexington and Concord

Author: Judith Peacock

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736810968

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6558

Describes the events that led the British and the colonists to clash in the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which began the American Revolution.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Battle of Lexington and Concord

Author: Scott Waldman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823963284

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7128

A play-by-play description of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, using atlas-style maps and charts.

Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

Author: George C. Daughan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393245756

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8365

An award-winning historian reinterprets the battle that launched the American Revolution. George C. Daughan’s magnificently detailed account of the Battle of Lexington and Concord challenges the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based as much in economic concerns as political ones. When Massachusetts militiamen turned out in overwhelming numbers to fight the British, they believed they were fighting for their farms and livelihoods, as well as for liberty. Benjamin Franklin was not surprised by this widespread belief. In the years prior to the Revolution, Franklin had toured Great Britain and witnessed the wretched living conditions of the king’s subjects. They wore rags for clothes, went barefoot, and had little to eat. They were not citizens, but serfs. Franklin described the appalling situation in a number of letters home. In the eyes of many American colonists, Britain’s repressive measures were not seen simply as an effort to reestablish political control of the colonies, but also as a means to reduce the prosperous colonists themselves to the serfdom described in the Franklin letters. Another key factor in the outcome of this historic battle, according to Daughan, was the scorn British officers had for colonial fighters. Although the British officers had fought alongside colonial Americans in the ferocious French and Indian War, they failed to anticipate the skill, organization, and sheer numbers of the colonial militias. Daughan explains how British arrogance led them to defeat at the hands of motivated, experienced patriot fighters determined to protect their way of life. Authoritative and immersive, Lexington and Concord gives us a new understanding of a battle that became a template for colonial uprisings in later centuries.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Let It Begin Here!

Lexington and Concord: First Battles of the American Revolution

Author: Dennis B. Fradin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802789455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6409

Describes the events that led up to the historic battles that began the American Revolution and discusses the consequences for the leaders and soldiers who fought in them.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The True Story of the Battle of Lexington and Concord

Author: Amelie Von Zumbusch

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404244808

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9116

Describes the battle of Lexington and Concord in the American Revolution and discusses the validity of some of the myths surrounding the battle.
Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775

Paul Revere's Ride

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,Paul Revere

Publisher: N.A


Category: Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775

Page: 76

View: 3763


American Spring

Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution

Author: Walter R. Borneman

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316221015

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 6655

A vibrant new look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce rapidly to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army. AMERICAN SPRING follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775. Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter R. Borneman uses newly available sources and research to tell the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.
Young Adult Fiction

April Morning

A Novel

Author: Howard Fast

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453234810

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 180

View: 3956

Howard Fast’s bestselling coming-of-age novel about one boy’s introduction to the horrors of war amid the brutal first battle of the American Revolution On April 19, 1775, musket shots ring out over Lexington, Massachusetts. As the sun rises over the battlefield, fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper stands among the outmatched patriots, facing a line of British troops. Determined to defend his home and prove his worth to his disapproving father, Cooper is about to embark on the most significant day of his life. The Battle of Lexington and Concord will be the starting point of the American Revolution—and when Cooper becomes a man. Sweeping in scope and masterful in execution, April Morning is a classic of American literature and an unforgettable story of one community’s fateful struggle for freedom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Paul Revere's Ride

Author: David Hackett Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199779659

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 9155

Paul Revere's midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history--yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. Now one of the foremost American historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775--what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed--uncovering a truth far more remarkable than the myths of tradition. In Paul Revere's Ride, David Hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative that offers deep insight into the outbreak of revolution and the emergence of the American republic. Beginning in the years before the eruption of war, Fischer illuminates the figure of Paul Revere, a man far more complex than the simple artisan and messenger of tradition. Revere ranged widely through the complex world of Boston's revolutionary movement--from organizing local mechanics to mingling with the likes of John Hancock and Samuel Adams. When the fateful night arrived, more than sixty men and women joined him on his task of alarm--an operation Revere himself helped to organize and set in motion. Fischer recreates Revere's capture that night, showing how it had an important impact on the events that followed. He had an uncanny gift for being at the center of events, and the author follows him to Lexington Green--setting the stage for a fresh interpretation of the battle that began the war. Drawing on intensive new research, Fischer reveals a clash very different from both patriotic and iconoclastic myths. The local militia were elaborately organized and intelligently led, in a manner that had deep roots in New England. On the morning of April 19, they fought in fixed positions and close formation, twice breaking the British regulars. In the afternoon, the American officers switched tactics, forging a ring of fire around the retreating enemy which they maintained for several hours--an extraordinary feat of combat leadership. In the days that followed, Paul Revere led a new battle-- for public opinion--which proved even more decisive than the fighting itself. ] When the alarm-riders of April 18 took to the streets, they did not cry, "the British are coming," for most of them still believed they were British. Within a day, many began to think differently. For George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Thomas Paine, the news of Lexington was their revolutionary Rubicon. Paul Revere's Ride returns Paul Revere to center stage in these critical events, capturing both the drama and the underlying developments in a triumphant return to narrative history at its finest.
Boston (Mass.)

History of the Siege of Boston

And of the Battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill. Also an Account of the Bunker Hill Monument. With Illustrative Documents

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Boston (Mass.)

Page: 422

View: 3767


The First American Revolution

Before Lexington and Concord

Author: Ray Raphael

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587349

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1774

According to the traditional telling, the American Revolution began with “the shot heard round the world.” Now in paperback, Ray Raphael’s The First American Revolution uses the wide-angle lens of a people’s historian to tell a surprising new story of America’s revolutionary struggle. In the years before the battle of Lexington and Concord, local people—men and women of common means but of uncommon courage—overturned British authority and declared themselves free from colonial oppression, with acts of rebellion that long predated the Boston Tea Party. In rural towns such as Worcester, Massachusetts, democracy set down roots well before the Boston patriots made their moves in the fight for independence. Richly documented, The First American Revolution recaptures in vivid detail the grassroots activism that drove events in the years leading up to the break from Britain.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Split History of the Battles of Lexington and Concord

Author: Brenda Haugen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756556929

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3638

Every battle has two sides, and the Battles of Lexington and Concord during the American Revolution is no different. Experience the event from perspecitve of the Americans, and then read the perspective of the British. A deeper understanding of the battle from both sides will give readers a clearer view of this historic event.

Wicked Pissed

New England's Most Famous Feuds

Author: Ted Reinstein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493023322

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1829

From sports to politics, food to finance, aviation to engineering, to bitter disputes over simple boundaries themselves, New England’s feuds have peppered the region’s life for centuries. They’ve been raw and rowdy, sometimes high minded and humorous, and in a place renowned for its deep sense of history, often long-running and legendary. There are even some that will undoubtedly outlast the region’s ancient low stone walls. Ted Reinstein, a native New Englander and local writer, offers us fascinating stories, some known, others not so much, from the history of New England in this fun, accessible book. Bringing to life many of the fights, spats, and arguments that have, in many ways, shaped the area itself, Reinstein demonstrates what it really means to be Wicked Pissed.

The Day the American Revolution Began

19 April 1775

Author: William H. Hallahan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0380796058

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 817

At four in the morning on April 19, 1975, a line of British soldiers stared across the village green of Lexington, Massachusetts, at a crowd of seventy-seven Amercican militiamen. A shot rang out, and the Redcoats replied with a devastating volley. But the day that started so well for the king's troops would end in catastrophe: seventy-three British soldiers dead, two hundred wounded, and the survivors chased back into Boston by the angry colonists. Drawing on diaries, letters, official documents, and memoirs, William H. Hallahan vividly captures the drama of those tense twenty-four hours and shows how they decided the fate of two nations.

The Battle of Lexington and Concord

Author: Neil Johnson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9780027478419

Category: History

Page: 39

View: 7770

Recounts the historic battles of April 1775 that began the American Revolution, with photographs from recent reenactments.

With Fire and Sword

The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Beginning of the American Revolution

Author: James L. Nelson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429968079

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3284

On June 17, 1775, the entire dynamic of the newborn American Revolution was changed. If the Battle of Lexington and Concord was, in the immortal words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the "shot heard round the world," Bunker Hill was the volley that rocked Britain's Parliament and the ministry of King George III to its core. The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first hostile engagement of the Revolution between two organized armies, and the first time that a genuine American army had ever taken the field. It gave the British their first inkling that the Colonial rabble-in-arms they had envisioned might actually prove to be a formidable fighting force. In this book, award-winning author James L. Nelson tells the exciting and dramatic story of the fight that changed the face of the American Revolution. He looks at the events leading up to that fateful day, the personalities on both the British and American sides who made momentous decisions, and the bloody outcome of those crucial choices, which would affect the British strategy on the battlefield throughout the coming six more years of active warfare. A masterful new history of the first set-piece battle of the Revolutionary War, With Fire and Sword offers critical new insights into one of the most important actions of our country's founding.

Bunker Hill

A City, a Siege, a Revolution

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0670025445

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 6736

The best-selling author of Mayflower presents a book inspired by the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, tracing the experiences of Patriot leader Dr. Joseph Warren, a newly recruited George Washington and British General William Howe.