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This story is well known by most school children so what else can be said about? Les Standiford read reports by current historians as well as those of prior generation and put a bit of a different twist to the events. He covered Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock and John Otis in detail and followed their role leading up to open rebellion. The author also provided the British view point of events. Standiford tried to be neutral in presenting the story. He covered the Townsend act in great detail and its effects in the colonies including the Boston Tea Party. His underlying premise was that it was economic motivation that was the primary factor pushing these men and they used the feelings of injustice to propel their goals. The author spent more time discussing Samuel Adams than any one else but apparently he was a key factor with his writings about Boston the united everyone. Over all the book is interesting and it is good to review our beginnings. Robert Fass did a good job narrating the book. The book also contains a few pearls of information that are most interesting.
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I liked the way the authoress able to give modern examples to give the reader an idea of what it was like during that time.
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