The Day the American Revolution Began by William H. Hallahan
19 April 1775

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At four in the morning on April 19, 1975, a line of British soldiers stared across the village green of Lexington, Massachusetts, at a crowd of seventy-seven Amercican militiamen. A shot rang out, and the Redcoats replied with a devastating volley.

But the day that started so well for the king's troops would end in catastrophe: seventy-three British soldiers dead, two hundred wounded, and the survivors chased back into Boston by the angry colonists. Drawing on diaries, letters, official documents, and memoirs, William H. Hallahan vividly captures the drama of those tense twenty-four hours and shows how they decided the fate of two nations.

 

About William H. Hallahan

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William H. Hallahan is the author of both fiction and nonfiction. His previous book, "Misfire, " covered the history of U.S. military shoulder arms and the men who carried them into battle. He lives in New Jersey.
 
Published April 5, 2000 by William Morrow. 352 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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Aiming to do more than just describe Paul Revere's famous ride and the shot heard round the world, military historian Hallahan argues that the Battle of Lexington and Concord wasn't merely the myt

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This fluent history actually covers the whole final year of the American Revolution, which began with the American cause facing disastrous shortages of men, money, munitions and morale.

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Aiming to do more than just describe Paul Revere's famous ride and the shot heard round the world, military historian Hallahan argues that the Battle of Lexington and Concord wasn't merely the myt

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