Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution (Random House Large Print) - Hardcover
The author of the New York Times bestsellers Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure brilliantly re-images the American Revolution, and the men who helped to forge the destiny of a nation.
In 1770, the fuse of revolution is lit by a fateful command—"Fire!"—as England's peacekeeping mission ignites into the Boston Massacre. The senseless killing of civilians leads to a tumultuous trial in which lawyer John Adams must defend the very enemy who has assulted and abused the laws he holds sacred.
Yet a taut courtroom drama soon broadens into a stunning epic of war, as King George III leads a reckless and corrupt government in London toward the escalating abuse of his colonies. Outraged by the increasing loss of their liberties, and extraordinary gathering of America's most inspiring characters—Ben Franklin, Sam Adams, John Adams, George Washington, and others—confronts the British presence with the ideals that will change history.
More than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the revolution, RISE TO REBELLION is a visd account of history's most pivotal events. The Boston Tea Party, the battles of Concord and Bunker Hill are all recreated with the kind of breathtaking detail only a master like Jeff Shaara can muster. His most impressive achievement, RISE TO REBELLION reveals with new immediacy how philosophers became fighters, ideas their ammunition, and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America.
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From the Back Cover:
“A ROUSING NOVEL RECOUNTING THE EVENTS THAT LED TO THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.”
About the Author:
–The Washington Times
“Dazzling . . . All the drama of a revolution is brought to light in Rise to Rebellion. . . . A stellar endeavor, it’s an unforgettable saga about special men and women who helped forge the destiny of a nation.”
–Rocky Mountain News
“THIS MAY BE [SHAARA’S] BEST BOOK YET. . . . A HIGHLY READABLE TALE, HISTORY DISGUISED AS ENTERTAINMENT.”
–Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer
“HISTORY MASTER JEFF SHAARA SCORES AGAIN . . . WITH HISTORICAL ACCURACY AND A YOU-ARE-THERE IMMEDIACY.”
–The New York Post
Jeff Shaara is the author of Gone for Soldiers, and the New York Times bestsellers, Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure— two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Killer Angels.
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- PublisherRandom House Large Print
- Publication date2001
- ISBN 10 037543108X
- ISBN 13 9780375431081
- Number of pages864