American Revolution http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1354 - Joseph Ellis http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1354-joseph-ellis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.josephellishistorian.com/Home.html">Joseph Ellis</a> is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <em>Founding Brothers</em>. His portrait of Thomas Jefferson, <em>American Sphinx</em>, won the National Book Award.</p><p>His new book, <em>Revolutionary Summer</em>, tells an old story in a new way about the summer months of 1776 and how they witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69250 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1354 - Joseph Ellis "Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor" by Richard Beeman http://wamc.org/post/our-lives-our-fortunes-and-our-sacred-honor-richard-beeman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor</em>, acclaimed historian Richard R. Beeman examines the grueling twenty-two-month period between the meeting of the Continental Congress on September 5, 1774 and the audacious decision for independence in July of 1776.</p><p>As late as 1774, American independence was hardly inevitable—indeed, most Americans found it neither desirable nor likely.</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70632 at http://wamc.org "Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor" by Richard Beeman "Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution" by Nathaniel Philbrick http://wamc.org/post/bunker-hill-city-siege-revolution-nathaniel-philbrick <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord.</span></p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63686 at http://wamc.org "Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution" by Nathaniel Philbrick Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham http://wamc.org/post/thomas-jefferson-art-power-jon-meacham <p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400067669/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1400067669&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400067669" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <em>American Lion</em> and <em>Franklin</em> and <em>Winston</em>, brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52869 at http://wamc.org Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham Sybil Ludington's Ride http://wamc.org/post/sybil-ludingtons-ride <p><font size="2">On a dark and rainy night 235 years ago, 16-year old Sybil Ludington rode her horse into history - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports<br /><br /> &ldquo;Listen, my children, and you shall hear, Of a ride of our female Paul Revere&hellip;&rdquo;&nbsp; Sybil Ludington&#39;s 40 mile trek was a small victory that helped lead to American Independence and the eventual formation of the United States.<br /> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:31:12 +0000 Dave Lucas 37691 at http://wamc.org