Founding Martyr

Founding Martyr

The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero

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A rich and illuminating biography of America’s forgotten Founding Father, the patriot physician and major general who fomented rebellion and died heroically at the battle of Bunker Hill on the brink of revolution

Little has been known of one of the most important figures in early American history, Dr. Joseph Warren, an architect of the colonial rebellion, and a man who might have led the country as Washington or Jefferson did had he not been martyred at Bunker Hill in 1775. Warren was involved in almost every major insurrectionary act in the Boston area for a decade, from the Stamp Act protests to the Boston Massacre to the Boston Tea Party, and his incendiary writings included the famous Suffolk Resolves, which helped unite the colonies against Britain and inspired the Declaration of Independence. Yet after his death, his life and legend faded, leaving his contemporaries to rise to fame in his place and obscuring his essential role in bringing America to independence.

Christian Di Spigna’s definitive new biography of Warren is a loving work of historical excavation, the product of two decades of research and scores of newly unearthed primary-source documents that have given us this forgotten Founding Father anew. Following Warren from his farming childhood and years at Harvard through his professional success and political radicalization to his role in sparking the rebellion, Di Spigna’s thoughtful, judicious retelling not only restores Warren to his rightful place in the pantheon of Revolutionary greats, it deepens our understanding of the nation’s dramatic beginnings.

Baker & Taylor
A richly detailed portrait of lesser-known Founding Father, Dr. Joseph Warren, examines his work as a forefront architect of the colonial rebellion, before his hero's death at Bunker Hill obscured his essential role in America's independence.

Baker
& Taylor

A detailed portrait of Founding Father,Dr. Joseph Warren,examines his work as an architect of the colonial rebellion, before his hero's death at Bunker Hill obscured his essential role in America's independence.

Publisher: New York : Crown, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780553419320
0553419323
9780553419344
055341934X
Branch Call Number: Biography W253d
Characteristics: 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm

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