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April 19th, 1775 is one of the most significant dates in American history. Though Independence wouldn’t be declared for over a year, on this day the first shots were fired on the Lexington Green and there was no turning back: there would be a war between America and England.
Mike and I visited Lexington and Concord on a visit to Massachusetts a few years back, and you can read about our trip if you want. But if you want a substantial read on the subject, please pick up Paul Revere’s Ride. David Hackett Fischer is easily my favorite historical writer. He writes the way my mind works–following every rabbit down its hole and yet doesn’t lose track of what he’s talking about in the midst of all that exploration. He flushes out his subjects and events so completely that you can see them from angles you’ve never looked at them before, which makes his approach holistic in a way very few history books are.
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