The Day the American Revolution Began: 19 April 1775 (Paperback)

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At four in the morning on April 19, 1775, a line of British soldiers stared across the village green of Lexington, Massachusetts, at a crowd of seventy-seven American militiamen. A shot rang out, and the Redcoats replied with a devastating volley.

But the day that started so well for the king's troops would end in catastrophe: seventy-three British soldiers dead, two hundred wounded, and the survivors chased back into Boston by the angry colonists. Drawing on diaries, letters, official documents, and memoirs, William H. Hallahan vividly captures the drama of those tense twenty-four hours and shows how they decided the fate of two nations.

About the Author

William H. Hallahan is the author of both fiction and nonfiction. His previous book, Misfire, covered the history of U.S. military shoulder arms and the men who carried them into battle. He lives in New Jersey.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780380796052
ISBN-10: 0380796058
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: April 10th, 2001
Pages: 352
Language: English