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Founding Martyr : the Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero

Founding Martyr : the Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero
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Artist/Author/Cast: 
Di Spigna, Christian
ISBN: 
9780553419320

A rich and illuminating biography of America's forgotten Founding Father, the patriot physician and major general who fomented rebellion and died heroically at the battle of Bunker Hill on the brink of revolution Little has been known of one of the most important figures in early American history, Dr. Joseph Warren, an architect of the colonial rebellion, and a man who might have led the country as Washington or Jefferson did had he not been martyred at Bunker Hill in 1775. Warren was involved in almost every major insurrectionary act in the Boston area for a decade, from the Stamp Act protests to the Boston Massacre to the Boston Tea Party, and his incendiary writings included the famous Suffolk Resolves, which helped unite the colonies against Britain and inspired the Declaration of Independence. Yet after his death, his life and legend faded, leaving his contemporaries to rise to fame in his place and obscuring his essential role in bringing America to independence. Christian Di Spigna's definitive new biography of Warren is a loving work of historical excavation, the product of two decades of research and scores of newly unearthed primary-source documents that have given us this forgotten Founding Father anew. Following Warren from his farming childhood and years at Harvard through his professional success and political radicalization to his role in sparking the rebellion, Di Spigna's thoughtful, judicious retelling not only restores Warren to his rightful place in the pantheon of Revolutionary greats, it deepens our understanding of the nation's dramatic beginnings.

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Adults
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Popular 92 Warren 2018

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Bellewether
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Artist/Author/Cast: 
Kearsley, Susanna
ISBN: 
9781492665274

"I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters--sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"-- DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Outlander "The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew; but we all learned, by the end of it, that secrets aren't such easy things to keep." It's late summer, war is raging, and families are torn apart by divided loyalties and deadly secrets. In this complex and dangerous time, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. As he begins to pitch in with the never-ending household tasks and farm chores, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on Jean-Philippe, true soldier and gentleman, until their lives become inextricably intertwined. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind slowly unveil the true story. Part history, part romance, and all kinds of magic, Susanna Kearsley's latest masterpiece will draw you in and never let you go, even long after you've closed the last page. Praise for A Desperate Fortune: "Susanna Kearsley just keeps getting better and better!" --Lauren Willig, New York Timesbestselling author "Susanna Kearsley deftly conjures both historical intrigue and a contemporary heroine as unique as she is memorable." --Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author "Enchanting! Beguiling! Gorgeously romantic! A truly brilliant book." --Kate Forsyth, award-winning author Praise for The Firebird: "A lovely and memorable novel." --Booklist, STARRED Review "A glittering, bewitching tale." --Kirkus "The present and past come together as Kearsley masterfully merges paranormal elements with a wonderful dual story and a fascinating historical setting."--RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK 4½ Stars

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Adults
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Popular F Kearsley