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Igniting the American Revolution:

Derek W. Beck’s new nonfiction book follows the forgotten Dr. Joseph Warren through the beginning of the Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere’s Ride to the daylong battle that began west of Boston, in Lexington and Concord, which in turn ignited a Revolution.

Released Oct 6, 2015. (Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks)

480p. Biblio. Notes. Index.


“For those who like their history rich in vivid details, Derek Beck has served up a delicious brew in this book… This may soon become everyone’s favorite.” ―Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty! The American Revolution

“It is precise while being straightforward to read, shows the passion of the participants without taking sides, and gives equal play to the political and military affairs.” —Don N. Hagist, author of British Soldiers, American War (full review)

“Recommended for history lovers, those who want a refresher on the American Revolution, and those who enjoy quality nonfiction.” ―Library Journal STARRED Review (full review)

“Beck’s description of the ‘spreading flames of rebellion’… is as engaging as fiction. A knowledgeable, elegant account…” ―Kirkus Reviews (full review)

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