More than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the revolution, Rise to Rebellion is a vivid account of history?s most pivotal events. The Boston Tea Party, the battles of Concord and Bunker Hill?all are recreated with the kind of breathtaking detail only a master like Jeff Shaara can muster. His most impressive achievement, Rise to Rebellion reveals with new immediacy how philosophers became fighters, ideas their ammunition, and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America.
Shaara's historical novels dramatically bring their characters and eras to life. This one covers the pivotal period of 1770-76, when the American colonies responded to Britain's increasingly heavy-handed attempts to tax them hard and control them ever more tightly, first with protests and then with war. As in his other masterpieces, Shaara gets into the minds of his characters and lets their thoughts move the story forward. (9 Jan 2006)