The Shot Heard Around the World
By (author) Brendan Morrissey
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Boston, 1775 by Brendan Morrissey
Book DescriptionThe British assault on Breed's Hill and the burning of Charlestown were the first major battles of the American Revolution; after the events at Boston there was no turning back. This detailed text by Brendan Morrissey explores the opposing commanders and forces involved, whilst describing how the sparks at Lexington and Concord ignited the smouldering resentment of the Colonists into the flame of a rebellion. Colonist militia were pitted against British Redcoats in a series of struggles which led the British to evacuate Boston and to George Washington taking command of the fledgling American army.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855323629
(250mm x 185mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-May-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brendan Morrissey
Monmouth Courthouse 1778, Paperback (May 2004)
This work covers the longest and hardest-fought engagement of the entire War of Independence. His actions at Monmouth led to the dismissal and ultimate court martial of General Charles Lee, Washington's controversial and mercurial lieutenant.
Quebec 1775, Paperback (October 2003)
Before the War of Independence properly began, the American Continental Congress invited the Canadians to join their struggle against the British. This text details the battle between Montgomery and Arnold's untried troops and Carleton's awaiting British forces in Quebec.
Saratoga, 1777, Paperback (June 2000)
Widely believed to be the turning point in the American War of Independence, at Saratoga General Burgoyne's men were forced to surrender. The colour maps, battle charts and artwork accompanying the text detail this crucial campaign.
Yorktown, 1781, Paperback (September 1997)» View all books by Brendan Morrissey
This account of the Yorktown campaign of the American Revolution presents six full-colour battle scenes detailing the critical points in the battle. Yorktown would be a model example to the British Crown of the impossible odds she now faced in holding onto her colonies.
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Author Biography - Brendan Morrissey
Brendan Morrissey trained as a lawyer before working as a PR consultant and writer in the defence industry, principally with British Aerospace. He has a long-standing interest in military affairs and Anglo-American relations. Brendan has written several titles on this subject for Osprey, including Campaign 67 Saratoga 1777, and Campaign 47 Yorktown 1781. He is married and lives in Surrey, UK.
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