By David Fisher
The must-have better half to invoice O'Reilly's historic docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exhilarating and eye-opening examine the progressive warfare during the lives of its leaders
The American Revolution used to be neither inevitable nor a unanimous reason. It pitted acquaintances opposed to one another, as loyalists and colonial rebels confronted off for his or her lives and futures. those have been the days that attempted men's souls: nobody used to be on reliable flooring and few will be depended on. in the course of the attention-grabbing stories of the 1st american citizens, Legends and Lies: The Patriots unearths the contentious arguments that grew to become neighbors into foes and the rustic right into a warzone.
From the riots over a kid's homicide that resulted in the Boston bloodbath to the suspicious go back of Ben Franklin, the "First American;" from the Continental Army's first victory less than George Washington's management to the little identified southern Guerilla crusade of "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion, and the social gathering of America's first Christmas, The Patriots recreates the superb mixture of resourcefulness, perseverance, procedure, and good fortune that resulted in this country's creation.
Heavily illustrated with amazing art that brings this crucial background to shiny existence, and advised within the related fast moving, immersive narrative because the first Legends and Lies, The Patriots is an impossible to resist, adventure-packed trip again into probably the most storied moments of our nation's wealthy background.
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So I owe the original patriots a deep debt and hope to repay it by writing the truth about them and bringing their courageous deeds to millions of readers. It is a mission that is worthy and necessary in this age of declining knowledge about how America became the land of the free. As always in my books of history, there is no political message other than stating the facts. The American revolutionaries were men and women of differing opinions, united against what they saw as an unbearable oppressor—King George.
The colonials had no army and no navy, just poorly equipped and untrained local militias. At first the British tried to contain the revolt within Massachusetts, believing they might end it by occupying Boston. That strategy failed at Bunker Hill, when the redcoats were stunned by the ferocity of the colonists’ defense. When the cannons Washington had retrieved from abandoned Fort Ticonderoga put the British troops in jeopardy, the British withdrew to Canada to reinforce their army. It was time to take this uprising seriously.
The Swamp Fox used guile and guerrilla tactics to hammer a much more powerful opponent. He exemplifies the true American spirit; self-sacrifice and goal oriented. How much more opposite could Francis Marion be from, say, Benjamin Franklin, the crafty inventor turned diplomat who guided the Independence movement? Talk about two different worlds: Franklin at home in the salons of Paris; Marion camping out in desolate backwaters! This book chronicles both men, demonstrating the diversity that was present in colonial America, even as it is today in modern times.