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Description - Samuel Adams by Ira Stoll

"I pity Mr. Sam Adams," his cousin John Adams wrote to his wife, "for he was born a Rebel." At virtually every juncture of the American Revolution, from the Boston Massacre and Tea Party to Lexington and Concord and the ratification of the Constitution, Samuel Adams played a forceful role. With his fiery rhetoric and religious fervor, he was in many respects the moral conscience of the new nation. "The love of liberty," he thundered, "is interwoven in the soul of man, and can never be totally extinguished." And yet history has neglected him; today Samuel Adams is best known as a brand of beer. As relations with Great Britain healed in the nineteenth century, historians were all too willing to dismiss him as a zealot; Adams's distrust of secularism (he envisioned America as a "Christian Sparta") has not endeared him to many contemporary scholars, either. Ira Stoll's fascinating biography not only restores this figure to his rightful place in history but portrays him as a man of God whose skepticism of a powerful central government, uncompromising support for freedom of the press, concern about the influence of money on elections, voluble love of liberty, and selfless endurance in a war for freedom has enormous relevance to Americans today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400159789
ISBN-10: 1400159784
Format: CD-Audio
(190mm x 135mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Tantor Media, Inc
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ira Stoll

Ira Stoll is vice president and managing editor of the "New York Sun," which he helped to found. Paul Boehmer graduated with a master's degree and was cast as Hamlet by the very stage actor who inspired his career path. He has worked on Broadway and extensively in regional theater, and has been cast in various roles in many episodes of "Star Trek." Paul's love of literature and learning led him by nature to his work as a narrator for audiobooks, his latest endeavour.

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