From the author of the
bestseller The Admirals comes a new
look at the American Revolution’s first weeks.
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.
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 on July 3, 1775.
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, Walter
Borneman tells the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed
rebellion that forged our nation. Download and start listening now!