Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution

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St Martins Press, Oct 3, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
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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.

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Review: Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution

User Review  - Joseph Serwach - Goodreads

If King George III had a writer as skilled as Samuel Adams on his side we might have learned that the 13 American colonies were only being asked to pay for a mere third of the costs of providing ... Read full review

Review: Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution

User Review  - Dana Kraft - Goodreads

Picked this up on my vacation in Boston, and really enjoyed it as a fresh perspective (for me) on the Revolution. Either my history classes never really touched on Samuel Adams, or everything I ever ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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.

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