Lexington and Concord The battle heard round the world

George C. Daughan

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New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company [2018]
First edition
Physical Description
xiv, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-327) and index.
Main Author
George C. Daughan (author)
  • The final straw
  • General Thomas Gage and George III
  • Benjamin Franklin excoriated
  • Britain closes the Port of Boston
  • Declaring war on Massachusetts
  • Support for Boston broadens
  • Defiance escalates
  • A deepening crisis
  • The counties strike back
  • His Majesty refuses to bend
  • The Powder Alarm
  • The colonies unite
  • The Suffolk Resolves
  • Congress completes its work
  • Slaves
  • The perverse effects of the Powder Alarm
  • The march to war
  • Chatham's opposition
  • Lords North and Dartmouth secretly search for peace
  • The decision for war
  • Parliament votes for war
  • The country people
  • The country people find many supporters
  • Tensions mount
  • Still waiting
  • Fateful orders
  • Gage's decision
  • Crossing the Rubicon
  • Paul Revere
  • The British march to Concord bogs down
  • A massacre at Lexington
  • The road to Concord
  • The Concord fight
  • The bloody road back to Lexington
  • Lord Percy to the rescue
  • A masterful retreat
  • The siege of Boston: part one
  • The siege: part two
  • Earth-shattering news.