Many of the events and heroes of the Revolutionary War are well known --- the Boston Tea Party, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George Washington's crossing of the Delaware, Paul Revere's midnight ride. It Happened in the Revolutionary War gives readers inside information on these events as well as less-known happenings.Did you know that Ben Franklin had a son who supported the Crown, that one of Washington's bodyguards plotted with the British to kidnap him, or that the Minuteman were disbanded after only seven months? Here you'll learn the real story behind "Yankee Doodle Went to Town," the dangerous consequences of signing the Declaration of Independence, and the long, risky ride of a forgotten Patriot who happened to be a woman. In an easy-to-read style that is entertaining and informative, Michael Bradley recounts some of the most captivating moments from our nation's history.
This collection of true anecdotes from the American Revolution offers a behind-the-scenes look at 30 bizarre, funny, and incredible events that shaped the course of the war.
Michael R. Bradley lives in Tullahoma, Tennessee, on the former picket line of a Civil War fort. In addition to being a professor and published author, he is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Southern Historical Association, American Association of University Professors, and the Society for Military History. He is also the author of It Happened in the Civil War.
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