Samuel Adams: Son of Liberty, Father of Revolution by Benjamin H. Irvin

Samuel Adams: Son of Liberty, Father of Revolution

byBenjamin H. Irvin

Hardcover | August 15, 2002

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The story of one of the most important -- and most elusive -- figures of the American Revolution, Samuel Adams traces the life of the "Man of the Revolution," as he was called by Thomas Jefferson, from his childhood as a fifth-generation New Englander to his pivotal role in the Boston TeaParty and war that followed to a life spent in public service. Benjamin Irvin explores the fascinating contradictions of Samuel Adams's life: he was born into a family of high rank, but lived a humble, almost impoverished life; he could barely manage his personal household, but brilliantly managedthe Massachusetts House of Representatives; he pushed for the Revolution, but resisted the Constitution; he spearheaded resistance to the English government but staunchly opposed resistance to the U.S. government. A perceptive look at the life of a complex man, Samuel Adams is an evocative portraitof one of our nation's most interesting Founding Fathers.

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Benjamin H. Irvin is at Brandeis University.

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Title:Samuel Adams: Son of Liberty, Father of RevolutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 6.81 × 9.21 × 0.59 inPublished:August 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195132254

ISBN - 13:9780195132250

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"Irvin's account of events is exciting and written in a compelling narrative style. He presents an unbiased assessment of Adams's actions and character...Some articles and other primary-source documents, judiciously abridged, appear throughout the book...A fine, objective biography that establishes the subject's egalitarian philosophies and explains the political realities of his day in an engaging manner." -- School Library Journal (starred review) "An objective biography of one of the architects of the American Revolution....Interesting detail, primary-source excerpts, and black-and-white reproductions enhance the accessible text." --Curriculum Connections