Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Patriots by David Fisher

By David Fisher

The must-have significant other to invoice O'Reilly's old docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exhilarating and eye-opening examine the innovative battle throughout the lives of its leaders

The American Revolution used to be neither inevitable nor a unanimous reason. It pitted associates 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 good flooring and few should be depended on. in the course of the attention-grabbing stories of the 1st americans, Legends and Lies: The Patriots finds the contentious arguments that grew to become pals into foes and the rustic right into a warzone.

From the riots over a kid's homicide that ended 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 recognized southern Guerilla crusade of "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion, and the get together of America's first Christmas, The Patriots recreates the fantastic blend of resourcefulness, perseverance, method, and success that resulted in this country's creation.

Heavily illustrated with dazzling art that brings this crucial heritage to bright existence, and informed within the comparable fast paced, 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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John Adams was the wealthy second cousin of Samuel Adams, who had drawn him into the cause. He and his cousin were said to be a curious sight when walking together, the wealthy John Adams turned out as a proper gentleman while his admittedly poorer cousin reflecting the manners of a lesser class. By all accounts John was arrogant and cantankerous; he was also respected for his powerful intellect and was happy to lecture at length about his opinions. A fifth-generation descendant of Puritans who had settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1632, he was the first member of his family not to join the militia, instead becoming a lawyer.

The names and events of the American Revolution are the foundation on which this great nation is built. But contrary to what is often believed, it did not begin as a quest for freedom but rather as a protest to ensure that colonists enjoyed their rights as citizens of the British Empire. How had relations between Great Britain and the colonists come to this kind of violence? Until the early 1760s, the estimated two million free white men and women living in America—or “the best poor man’s country,” as it was known to Europeans—enjoyed a mostly peaceful and prosperous relationship with Great Britain.

News was interpreted by artists and published in newspapers and pamphlets, which often served as propaganda. While colonists proudly called themselves Americans, even those people born in North America remained loyal to the Crown. Their goal was not to become an independent nation. The first sign of trouble came on November 16, 1742, when riots erupted in the streets of Boston after Royal Navy sailors impressed, or kidnapped, forty-six men, intending to force them to serve aboard British naval ships in the long war against France.

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