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The Resource Samuel Adams : a life, Ira Stoll

Samuel Adams : a life, Ira Stoll

Label
Samuel Adams : a life
Title
Samuel Adams
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Ira Stoll
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With eloquence equal to Jefferson and Tom Paine, Adams helped ignite the flame of liberty and made sure it glowed even during the Revolution's darkest hours. He was, as Jefferson later observed, "truly the man of the Revolution." Adams played a pivotal role not fully appreciated until now in the events leading up to the confrontation with the British. Believing that God willed a free American nation, he was among the first to call for independence. He saw the opportunity to stir things up after the Boston Massacre and helped plan and instigate the Boston Tea Party. A fiery newspaper editor, he railed ceaselessly against "taxation without representation" and argued the urgency of revolution. When the top British general in America offered a general amnesty in 1775 to all who would lay down their arms, he excepted only John Hancock and Samuel Adams: these two were destined for the gallows.--From publisher description
Summary
Seeks to illuminate the founding father's lesser-known but pivotal roles in the American Revolution and the development of key national agendas, explaining how Adams represented the new country's moral conscience
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
286109
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
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Stoll, Ira
Dewey number
  • 973.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.A2
LC item number
S76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Adams, Samuel
  • Politicians
  • United States.
  • Revolutionaries
  • United States
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
  • Puritans
  • Newspaper editors
  • Boston (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Samuel Adams : a life, Ira Stoll
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-323) and index
Control code
ocn209694311
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
338 p., [8] p. of plates ;
Isbn
9780743299114
Lccn
2008015005
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)209694311
Label
Samuel Adams : a life, Ira Stoll
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-323) and index
Control code
ocn209694311
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
338 p., [8] p. of plates ;
Isbn
9780743299114
Lccn
2008015005
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)209694311

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