Lexington and Concord: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution

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W. W. Norton & Company, Apr 1, 2000 - History - 311 pages
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"Tourtellot's book is the best account we have of the day of Lexington and Concord. The actions of each individual who played a conspicuous part in the day's work are minutely traced but Mr. Tourtellot never loses the main thread of his narrative and the wealth of detail he has included gives substance and color to an exciting story."-- J. C. Miller, New York Herald Tribune Book Review "Tourtellot does not let his 19th of April float up in the spring air unconnected with a past or a future. He has built in very skillfully the story of the months before that day and then sends its echoes rolling on through time--and into distant states and nations....No other book generally available performs an even remotely comparable job....Makes full use of old material, adds a good deal that has come to light in the intervening years and, standing firmly on its own base, presents magnificently for the general reader and the specialist this immortal opening chapter of our beginnings as a nation."--Bruce Lancaster, The Saturday Review "The result of thoughtful examination of the evidence and clear writing."--Walter Muir Whitehill, New England Quarterly "An absorbing and vital history, containing much newly published information about a crucial week in the history of the United States. "--J.M. Goodsell, Christian Science Monitor
  

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Review: Lexington and Concord: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution

User Review  - Christian Robertson - Goodreads

I normally don't care for book about singular battles (I know this was technically two different battles, but they have always been lumped together as one), but this book was pretty good. Usually ... Read full review

Review: Lexington and Concord: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution

User Review  - Bob4973 Wilson - Goodreads

Wonderfully written, riveting account of the the beginning of the revolutionary war. Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
13
THE BEAT OF THE DRUM
15
CAPTAIN PARKERS LEXINGTON
25
THE VISITORS
53
THE MIDNIGHT RIDERS
81
THE BATTLE LEXINGTON
119
THE BATTLE CONCORD
145
THE BATTLE RETREAT
169
THE USES OF ADVERSITY
205
BIRTH OF AN ARMY
243
NOTES
272
BIBLIOGRAPHY
285
INDEX
303
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