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Lexington and Concord : the battle heard round the world / George C. Daughan.

Author/creator Daughan, George C. author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Descriptionxiv, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents 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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages [297]-327) and index.
LCCN 2017060269
ISBN0393245748 hardcover

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