American History Book Club

The American History Book Club will discuss American Spring by Walter Borneman (Back Bay, $18.00). When we reflect 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. American Spring follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces. Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Borneman uses newly available sources and research to tell the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Event address: 
The Bookworm
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$18.00
ISBN: 9780316220996
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2015