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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Publishing Group
On Sale: 07/28/2015
ISBN: 9781250091444288 Pages
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.
Praise for Samuel Adams
"Early American history buffs will enjoy Puls's fine study."—Publishers Weekly
"Amid narrative attention to Adams' activity in assemblies, Puls ably dramatizes selected historical scenes such as the Boston Tea Party, giving history readers a restored sense of Adams' critical role in events."—Booklist
"A brief, sharply focused biography of the mastermind behind the American colonies' break with England, and the drive for independence."—Kirkus Reviews-