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Standiford, Les
Desperate sons : Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the secret bands of radicals who led the colonies to war / Les Standiford
Alternate Title Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the secret bands of radicals who led the colonies to war
1st ed
New York : Harper, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E206 .S77 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Revolutionaries -- United States -- Biography
Revolutionaries -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Subject United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Physical Description xvii, 312 p. ; 24 cm
Summary Explores the role of the Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-293) and index
Contents O Albany! -- Measures illegal, unconstitutional, and oppressive -- The sons are born -- Storm before the calm -- Nourished by indulgence -- Unleashed -- Strong drink in plenty -- Murderer of rights and privileges -- Morning after -- Hornets and firebrands -- From airy nothing -- Better days -- Townshend fans the flames -- The road to massacre -- Affray in King Street -- Trial of the century -- Charred to the waterline -- Prelude to a party -- Mad Hatter's Ball -- Intolerable -- Congress of sons -- Shot around the world -- The conqueror silent sleeps -- Shade of paradise -- What remains

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