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The First Stroke

Lexington, Concord, And the Beginning of the American Revolution
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On April 19, 1775, thirty-eight Americans formed two uneven lines on the wet grass of the two-acre common in of Lexington, Massachusetts. They were summoned by the rolling beat of sixteen-year-old William Diamond's brightly painted drum. The order to sound this call to arms had been given by Lexington's militia captain, John Parker.

As Diamond's drum rolled, Parker's men had formed up in response to a warning from a rider Parker had sent to scout the Boston road. A British column, he said, was fifteen minutes away.

This is just one of the vivid scenes New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming sets in First Stroke, his history of the opening days of the American Revolution, beginning with the Boston Tea Party.

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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : Paperback
thumbTitle: First Stroke: Lexington and Concord
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
ISBN: 1-5423-0298-6 / 978-1-5423-0298-2
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The First Stroke: Lexington, Concord, and the Beginning of the American Revolution
Author(s): Thomas Fleming, National Park Service
ISBN: 1-4102-2306-X / 978-1-4102-2306-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: First Stroke: Lexington and Concord
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
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