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The Minutemen and Their World

25th anniversary edition
Narrated by: Tom Perkins
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: History, American
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Winner of the Bancroft Prize  

On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. The "shot heard round the world" catapulted this sleepy New England town into the midst of revolutionary fervor, and Concord went on to become the intellectual capital of the new republic. The town - future home to Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne - soon came to symbolize devotion to liberty, intellectual freedom, and the stubborn integrity of rural life. In The Minutemen and Their World, Robert Gross has written a remarkably subtle and detailed reconstruction of the lives and community of this special place, and a compelling interpretation of the American Revolution as a social movement.

©1976 Robert A. Gross; Foreword Copyright 2001 by Alan Taylor; Afterword Copyright 2001 by Robert A. Gross. (P)2019 Tantor

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