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"For those who like their history rich in vivid details, Derek Beck has served up a delicious brew in this book. This may soon become everyone's favorite." -Thomas Fleming, author ofLiberty!: The American Revolution
A provocative new look at the pivotal start of America's fight for freedom...
In this gripping history, Derek W. Beck draws on meticulous new research and previously unpublished documents to reveal the full story that ignited the Revolution - told from both the British and the American sides.
The Revolutionary War did not begin with the Declaration of Independence, but several years earlier with the Boston Tea Party. Spanning the years 17731775,Igniting the American Revolution sweeps readers to the passionate debates within the halls of Parliament and onwards to that fateful Expedition to Concord and the shot heard round the world. With exquisite detail and keen insight, Beck brings revolutionary America to life in all its enthusiastic and fiery patriotic fervor, painting a nuanced portrait of the war's perspectives, ambitions, people, and events.
Captivating and inspiring, Igniting the American Revolution is the most thorough and nuanced telling of these landmark years in our nation's history.
"Precise while being straightforward to read, [Igniting the American Revolution] shows the passion of the participants without taking sides, and gives equal play to the political and military affairs." -Don N. Hagist, author ofBritish Soldiers, American War and editor of Journal of the American Revolution