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WALTER R. BORNEMAN
  Author and American Historian
 

A new look at the American Revolution’s first weeks

from the author of the bestseller THE ADMIRALS...



AMERICAN  SPRING

Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution


When we look back on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks of the war were much more tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army.

 

Praise for AMERICAN SPRING:  

"Borneman delivers a gripping, almost moment-by-moment account of the nasty exchanges and bloody retreat of British  troops followed by hundreds and then thousands of militia who camped around Boston and laid siege.... A first-rate contribution." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Little, Brown

May, 2014