Derek W. Beck’s 1775 (working title) is unique in that it is the first American Revolutionary War book to tell the complete story in one volume. Written in narrative form and intended for a general audience, 1775 follows the forgotten Dr. Joseph Warren through the beginning of the Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere’s Ride and the Battle of Bunker Hill. The story then shifts to the arrival of George Washington and his struggles with forming the Continental Army while keeping the British penned up in Boston. 1775 also tells of the 1775 Campaign into Canada, a two-prong attack led by the forgotten Brig. Gen. Richard Montgomery and the hero Col. Benedict Arnold (long before his treason), ending in the epic Battle of Quebec City, which in turn aided George Washington in his efforts against the British in Boston. Thus, the hero of 1775 is Boston herself.
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