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The Resource Founding martyr : the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero, Christian Di Spigna

Founding martyr : the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero, Christian Di Spigna

Label
Founding martyr : the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero
Title
Founding martyr
Title remainder
the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero
Statement of responsibility
Christian Di Spigna
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A detailed portrait of Founding Father, Dr. Joseph Warren, examines his work as an architect of the colonial rebellion, before his hero's death at Bunker Hill obscured his essential role in America's independence. Little has been known of one of the most important figures in early American history, Dr. Joseph Warren, an architect of the colonial rebellion, and a man who might have led the country as Washington or Jefferson did had he not been martyred at Bunker Hill in 1775. Warren was involved in almost every major insurrectionary act in the Boston area for a decade, from the Stamp Act protests to the Boston Massacre to the Boston Tea Party, and his incendiary writings included the famous Suffolk Resolves, which helped unite the colonies against Britain and inspired the Declaration of Independence. Yet after his death, his life and legend faded, leaving his contemporaries to rise to fame in his place and obscuring his essential role in bringing America to independence. Christian Di Spigna’s definitive new biography of Warren is a loving work of historical excavation, the product of two decades of research and scores of newly unearthed primary-source documents that have given us this forgotten Founding Father anew. Following Warren from his farming childhood and years at Harvard through his professional success and political radicalization to his role in sparking the rebellion, Di Spigna’s thoughtful, judicious retelling not only restores Warren to his rightful place in the pantheon of Revolutionary greats, it deepens our understanding of the nation’s dramatic beginnings
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Di Spigna, Christian
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E263.M4
LC item number
W235 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Warren, Joseph
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Soldiers
  • Physicians
  • Boston (Mass)
Label
Founding martyr : the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero, Christian Di Spigna
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- No turning back -- Childhood hamlet -- The Harvard years -- Speckled monster -- New beginnings -- Acts of violence -- Unsheath thy quill -- From red fields to crimson cobblestones -- A time to mourn -- A bitter crew -- Resolved -- Joseph Warren's ride -- Hill of lamentations -- Founding mourners -- Epilogue -- Warren's legacy
Control code
on1012656759
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780553419320
Lccn
2017057934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553419320
  • (OCoLC)1012656759
Label
Founding martyr : the life and death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's lost hero, Christian Di Spigna
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- No turning back -- Childhood hamlet -- The Harvard years -- Speckled monster -- New beginnings -- Acts of violence -- Unsheath thy quill -- From red fields to crimson cobblestones -- A time to mourn -- A bitter crew -- Resolved -- Joseph Warren's ride -- Hill of lamentations -- Founding mourners -- Epilogue -- Warren's legacy
Control code
on1012656759
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780553419320
Lccn
2017057934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553419320
  • (OCoLC)1012656759

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