Lexington And Concord: The Battle Heard Round The World
- American History, American Revolution
The battle that launched the American Revolution
George C. Daughan’s magnificently detailed account of the Battle of Lexington and Concord challenges the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based as much in economic concerns as political ones. When Massachusetts militiamen turned out in overwhelming numbers to fight the British, they believed they were fighting for their farms and livelihoods, as well as for liberty. Daughan also explains how British arrogance led them to defeat at the hands of motivated, experienced patriot fighters determined to protect their way of life.
Authoritative and immersive, Lexington and Concord gives us a new understanding of a battle that became a template for colonial uprisings in later centuries.
About the Author
George C. Daughan holds a PhD from Harvard University, where he studied under Henry Kissinger. He lives in New Hampshire.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||April 3, 2018|