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Taking the High Ground - How Boston Broke the British Grip

Ted Clarke

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140 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.8in. x 0.4in.Most of us are vaguely aware of the historical events that took place in the Boston area in 1775 and 1776. As Americans, we have all been taught about Paul Reveres Ride, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and perhaps even the Fortification of Dorchester Heights. However, do we really know the details of each event, the motivations behind what took place, and the politics and personalities involved Luckily for us, author Ted Clarke, local newspaper writer and historian, decided to find out, and his results may surprise you! Presented in a comfortable and highly-readable style, this exciting saga of Bostons fight for liberty brings political and military conflicts to life while describing the changing mindsets of the American colonists in the process. You will marvel at how the colonials marshaled their limited resources and used native intelligence to unveil surprising military planning and strategy. This, combined with their bravery and tenacity, led to stunning American successes against the more experienced and professional British forces. A range of characters took part in this pageantDr. Joseph Warren, Richard Gridley, Thomas Gage, Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne, Henry Knox, John Pitcairn, Israel Putnam and George Washington, among many othersand their contributions are all included in this page-turning saga of Americas beginnings. From the Boston Massacre to the British evacuation of Boston, Americans created an army, built a communication system, and finally forged an alliance of thirteen American colonies, sowing the seeds of what would later become an American culture in the process. The concept of America really began in Boston, and Taking the High Ground will prove it!About the AuthorThis is the tenth book for Ted Clarke, who lives in the coastal town of Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he chairs the town Historical Commission. He has previously written and narrated five television programs on local history, one of which received the 2009 Massachusetts Historical Commissions award. Clarke, who holds three Masters degrees, was a teacher and newspaper columnist for many years. His writing style reflects many years of making events easy to understand for students and readers, and also gives evidence of his love of words and for the rhythm of phrases. Recently retired, this late bloomer has now begun a career as an author, especially in the history and biography genres. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780984225651

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Title: Taking the High Ground - How Boston Broke ...

Publisher: American History Press

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Most of us are vaguely aware of the historical events that took place in the Boston area in 1775 and 1776. As Americans, we have all been taught about Paul Revere’s Ride, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and perhaps even the Fortification of Dorchester Heights. However, do we really know the details of each event, the motivations behind what took place, and the politics and personalities involved?

Luckily for us, author Ted Clarke, local newspaper writer and historian, decided to find out, and his results may surprise you! Presented in a comfortable and highly-readable style, this exciting saga of Boston’s fight for liberty brings political and military conflicts to life while describing the changing mindsets of the American colonists in the process. You will marvel at how the colonials marshaled their limited resources and used native intelligence to unveil surprising military planning and strategy. This, combined with their bravery and tenacity, led to stunning American successes against the more experienced and professional British forces.

A range of characters took part in this pageant―Dr. Joseph Warren, Richard Gridley, Thomas Gage, “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne, Henry Knox, John Pitcairn, Israel Putnam and George Washington, among many others―and their contributions are all included in this page-turning saga of America’s beginnings. From the Boston Massacre to the British evacuation of Boston, Americans created an army, built a communication system, and finally forged an alliance of thirteen American colonies, sowing the seeds of what would later become an American culture in the process.

The concept of “America” really began in Boston, and Taking the High Ground will prove it!

About the Author

This is the tenth book for Ted Clarke, who lives in the coastal town of Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he chairs the town Historical Commission. He has previously written and narrated five television programs on local history, one of which received the 2009 Massachusetts Historical Commission’s award. Clarke, who holds three Master’s degrees, was a teacher and newspaper columnist for many years. His writing style reflects many years of making events easy to understand for students and readers, and also gives evidence of his love of words and for the rhythm of phrases. Recently retired, this late bloomer has now begun a career as an author, especially in the history and biography genres.

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Ted Clarke's passion is history, especially Boston history and that of areas around Boston. He is currently working on his twelfth book, most of which are on local history or figure skating, in which he was a judge and national administrator. After years of teaching and journalism and three master's degrees, Clarke is somewhat"? retired but still spends a solid part of each day at his writing vocation. "I feel as though I've never retired, and yet I'm doing something I love to do, "? he says. "I've always enjoyed using words and telling stories, and here I do both. If you read my writing, I want you to get the story clearly but also enjoy the way it's told."? He has a forthcoming book from The History Press called South of Boston, part of a brace of books called "From Cape to Cape, "? which is in the works. He and his wife, Mary, live in the town of Weymouth, south of Boston, where he serves as chair of the historical commission. He has written and narrated five television productions on town history, winning, in 2010, the Massachusetts Historic Commission's award for his program on historic preservation. He also gives frequent talks, which may be arranged through The History Press."

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