The Minute Men: The First Fight : Myths and Realities of the American Revolution

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Brassey's, Jan 1, 1996 - History - 274 pages
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This volume shows that the minute-man idea - a cornerstone of American mythology - was already a century-and-a-half old at the start of the Revolution when the minute-men fired the shot heard 'round the world. This book presents the battles of Lexington and Concord.

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Review: The Minute Men: The First Fight: Myths and Realities of the American Revolution

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An excellent overview of the military history of the minute men. The detail of their involvement in the battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, is outstanding. Read full review

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Read this in advance of taking the kids to Lexington/Concord for the Patriots Day weekend. Very good overview of the development of the Minute Man system (and how it differed from the militia) and an excellent narrative history of the April 19 battles. Read full review

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John R. Galvin is presently dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

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