About the Book"The Boston Massacre has often been called the first shots of the American Revolution. As John Adams would later remember, 'On that night the formation of American independence was born.' Yet when the British soldiers faced trial, the young lawyer Adams was determined that they receive a fair one. He volunteered to represent them, keeping the peace in a powder keg of a colony, and in the process created some of the foundations of what would become United States law"--Dust jacket flap.
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Review Quotes"An expert, extremely detailed account of John Adams' finest hour." -Kirkus Reviews "The engrossing account of 18th century legal procedure and the color individuals involved in the colonies' most celebrated trial delivers another boost to John Adams's rising reputation." -HistoryNet "Abrams and Fisher mine details about court proceedings from the era as well as incidents enflaming the raucous, rebellious mood in Boston." -Valdosta Daily Times "A marvelous narrative. ...John Adams Under Fire fills an important void in the life of Massachusetts' most beloved patriot." -Virginia Gazette "The authors do a remarkable job of spinning the court transcripts into a fascinating tale of intrigue and underscoring the men and issues at play." -Fredericksburg Book Review "Those interested in trial case or the Revolutionary War time period will enjoy this look into history and at a trial that hasn't been covered much before." -Parkersburg News & Sentinel