Samuel Adams Father of the American Revolution

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-14
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Winner of the 2007 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award! Samuel Adams is perhaps the most unheralded and overshadowed of the founding fathers, yet without him there would have been no American Revolution. A genius at devising civil protests and political maneuvers that became a trademark of American politics, Adams astutely forced Britain into coercive military measures that ultimately led to the irreversible split in the empire. His remarkable political career addresses all the major issues concerning America's decision to become a nation -- from the notion of taxation without representation to the Declaration of Independence. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams all acknowledged that they built our nation on Samuel Adams' foundations. Now, in this riveting biography, his story is finally told and his crucial place in American history is fully recognized.

Author Biography

Mark Puls is the author of Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution, winner of the Fraunces Tavern award, and co-author of Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War. Puls has worked as a journalist for The Detroit News.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Timeline of the Life of Samuel Adamsp. 1
Who Is Who is Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolutionp. 3
Introductionp. 13
The Education of a Radicalp. 19
Civil Disobediencep. 35
A Bundle of Sticksp. 45
The True Sentiments of Americap. 65
All the King's Menp. 77
Persecutionp. 91
The Boston Massacrep. 99
Standing Alonep. 113
The Fuse of a Revolutionp. 133
Portents of Warp. 149
Revolutionp. 165
Independencep. 179
The Trials of Warp. 191
A Constitutionp. 211
Twilightp. 223
Epilogue: Patriarch of Libertyp. 233
Notesp. 239
Bibliographyp. 261
Indexp. 267
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