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Author Standiford, Les.
Title Desperate sons : Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the secret band of radicals who led the colonies to war / Les Standiford.
Published New York : Harper, 2012.
Book Cover

 Floor2  E206 .S77 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 312 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Summary Explores the role of the Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution. Knowing that their deeds-- often directed at individuals and property-- were illegal, and punishable by imprisonment and even death, these agitators plotted and conducted their missions in secret to protect their identities as well as the identities of those who supported them. Those determined men-- including second cousins Samuel and John Adams, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, and John Hancock-- saw themselves as patriots. Yet to the Crown, and to many of the Sons' fellow colonists, the revolutionaries were terrorists who deserved death for their treason.
Subject Revolutionaries -- United States -- Biography.
Revolutionaries -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
ISBN 9780061899553 (hardback)
0061899550 (hardback)
Standard # 40021618415
OCLC number 777621293