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Desperate Sons

(2012)
The Secret Band of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
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A groundbreaking narrative - a historical political thriller - that explores the role of the Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution.

More than two hundred years ago, a group of British colonists in America decided that the conditions under which they were governed had become intolerable. Angry and frustrated that King George III and the British Parliament had ignored their lawful complaints and petitions, they decided to take action.

Knowing that their deeds - often directed at individuals and property - were illegal, and punishable by imprisonment and even death, these agitators plotted and conducted their missions in secret to protect their identities as well as the identities of those who supported them. Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they gathered together in a radical society committed to imposing forcible change. Those determined men - including second cousins Samuel and John Adams, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, and John Hancock - saw themselves as patriots. Yet to the Crown, and to many of the Sons' fellow colonists, the revolutionaries were terrorists who deserved death for their treason.

In this gripping narrative, Les Standiford reveals how this group of intelligent, committed men, motivated by economics and political belief, began a careful campaign of interlocking events that would channel feelings of vague injustice into an armed rebellion of common cause, which would defeat an empire and give birth to a radical political experiment - a new nation known as the United States.



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Hardback Editions

November 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
Author(s): Les Standiford
ISBN: 0-06-189955-0 / 978-0-06-189955-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
Author(s): Les Standiford
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
Author(s): Les Standiford
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
Author(s): Les Standiford
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
Author(s): Les Standiford
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA