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Title A single blow : the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the beginning of the American Revolution, April 19, 1775 / by Phillip S. Greenwalt and Robert Orrison.
Author Greenwalt, Phillip S., author.
Publication El Dorado Hills, California : Savas Beatie LLC, [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Description 1 online resource.
Call # eBOOK
Series The emerging Revolutionary War series
Emerging Revolutionary War series.
Contents Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Maps; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; TOURING BOSTON AND THE BATTLEFIELDS; FOREWORD by J.L. Bell; PROLOGUE: "Boston Harbor a tea-pot This Night!"; CHAPTER ONE: "No People are More Determined for a Civil War"; CHAPTER TWO: "A Tinder Box:" The Buildup to War; CHAPTER THREE: "One Active Campaign"; CHAPTER FOUR: "Lay Down Your Arms!" The Fight at Lexington; CHAPTER FIVE: To Concord; CHAPTER SIX: "For God's Sake, Fire!"; CHAPTER SEVEN: "As if Men Came Down From the Clouds"; CHAPTER EIGHT: "They Were Monstrous Numerous."
CHAPTER NINE: "Saving Them From Inevitable Destruction"CHAPTER TEN: "An Englishman's Home is His Castle"; EPILOGUE: "An Affair That Happened on the 19th Instant"; APPENDIX A: First Blood: Regulars vs. Minute Men: By Robert M. Dunkerly; APPENDIX B: The Authors and the American Revolution in Concord: By Jayne Gordon; APPENDIX C: Historic Taverns of Boston: By Robert Orrison; ORDER OF BATTLE; SUGGESTED READING; ABOUT THE AUTHORS.
Summary A concise history of the "shot heard round the world"-and the dramatic day that began America's war for independence. Includes maps and photos. When shots were fired at Lexington and Concord on a spring day in 1775, few, if any, fully grasped the impact they would ultimately have on the world. This concise book offers not only a guide to the historical sites involved but a lively, readable history of the events, a culmination of years of unrest between those loyal to the British monarchy and those advocating for more autonomy and dreaming of independence from Great Britain. On the morning of April 19, Gen. Thomas Gage sent out a force of British soldiers under the command of Lt. Col. Francis Smith to confiscate, recapture, and destroy the military supplies gathered by the colonists and believed to be stored in the town of Concord. Due to the alacrity of men such as Dr. Joseph Warren, Paul Revere, and William Dawes, utilizing a network of signals and outriders, the countryside was well aware of the approaching British-setting the stage for the day's events. From two historians, this is an outstanding introduction to a momentous battle, and the events that led up to it.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 10, 2018).
Subject Concord, Battle of (Massachusetts : 1775) (OCoLC)fst01404288
Lexington, Battle of (Massachusetts : 1775) (OCoLC)fst01404314
Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775.
Concord, Battle of, Concord, Mass., 1775.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Massachusetts -- Concord. (OCoLC)fst01204990
Massachusetts -- Lexington. (OCoLC)fst01287073
1775
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Orrison, Robert, author.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9781611213805 (electronic bk.)
1611213800 (electronic bk.)

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