Description from the Publisher:
Samuel Adams is perhaps the most unheralded and overshadowed of the founding fathers, yet without him there would have been no American Revolution. A genius at devising civil protests and political maneuvers that became a trademark of American politics, Adams astutely forced Britain into coercive military measures that ultimately led to the irreversible split in the empire. His remarkable political career addresses all the major issues concerning America's decision to become a nation -- from the notion of taxation without representation to the Declaration of Independence. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams all acknowledged that they built our nation on Samuel Adams' foundations. Now, in this riveting biography, his story is finally told and his crucial place in American history is fully recognized.
Mark Puls is the co-author of Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War written with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Melvin Claxton. Puls worked as a journalist for The Detroit News for twelve years. For their series on the civil rights of Native Americans, he and Claxton were named as Michigan's top investigative reporters by the Society of Professional Journalists.