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Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution

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Jeff Shaara dazzled readers with his bestselling novels Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure, and Gone for Soldiers. Now the acclaimed author who illuminated the Civil War and the Mexican-American War brilliantly brings to life the American Revolution, creating a superb saga of the men who helped to forge the destiny of a nation.

In 1770, the fuse of revolution is lit by a fateful command — "Fire!" — as England's peacekeeping mission ignites into the Boston Massacre. The senseless killing of civilians leads to a tumultuous trial in which lawyer John Adams must defend the very enemy who has assaulted and abused the laws he holds sacred.

The taut courtroom drama soon broadens into a stunning epic of war as King George III leads a reckless and corrupt government in London toward the escalating abuse of his colonies. Outraged by the increasing loss of their liberties, an extraordinary gathering of America's most inspiring characters confronts the British presence with the ideals that will change history.

John Adams, the idealistic attorney devoted to the law, who rises to greatness by the power of his words...Ben Franklin, one of the most celebrated men of his time, the elderly and audacious inventor and philosopher who endures firsthand the hostile prejudice of the British government...Thomas Gage, the British general given the impossible task of crushing a colonial rebellion without starting an all-out war...George Washington, the dashing Virginian whose battle experience in the French and Indian War brings him the recognition that elevates him to command of a colonial army...and many other immortal names from the Founding Family of the colonial struggle — Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Warren, Samuel Adams, Richard Henry Lee — captured as never before in their full flesh-and-blood humanity.

More than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the revolution, Rise to Rebellion is a vivid account of history's most pivotal events. The Boston Tea Party, the battles of Concord and Bunker Hill — all are recreated with the kind of breathtaking detail only a master like Jeff Shaara can muster. His most impressive achievement, Rise to Rebellion reveals with new immediacy how philosophers became fighters, ideas their ammunition, and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America.

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"Once more breathing vigor and passion into the dusty annals of our nation's history, [Shaara] demonstrates an ever-growing level of literary competence....[A] masterful dramatization..." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"As in all good historical fiction, Shaara's novel gives historical figures flesh-and-blood viability. At nearly 500 pages, this novel requires a major investment in reading time, yet it is an investment painlessly made for it pays profitable dividends." Booklist

Review:

"Rise to Rebellion is by no means disgraceful; it's simply dull....One hopes Shaara will take more time with its successor, and produce a novel that compares more favorably with the best of its predecessors." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Rise to Rebellion, not surprisingly, reads much like the print original of a television movie, but here's the thing: with few exceptions, books are better than their cinematic adaptations — fuller, more subtly shaded, more pleasingly detailed — and Shaara's first novel set in colonial times will inevitably outshine the film someday based on it. The book is true to history — no accepted facts are knowingly contradicted, no lines of dialogue have been altered to suit Shaara's needs — but the story is wholly the author's own...." Dave Weich, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

About the Author

Jeff Shaara is the author of Gone for Soldiers, and the New York Times bestsellers Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure?two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father?s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Killer Angels. Jeff was born in 1952 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University in 1974. He and his wife, Lynne, live on Anna Maria Island, Florida. Visit the author online at www.JeffShaara.com

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Sam1000000000000245, March 6, 2011 (view all comments by Sam1000000000000245)
i think it's kinda funny how people in Ap history are calling this book boring, i have to read it in 8th grade. you dont know the meaning of bored until you have read this book. if you havent read it and need to you might as well read every other page, it moves that slow.
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jsavage, September 25, 2008 (view all comments by jsavage)
ok this book doesnt even deserve ONE star! im serious! the only reason i read this is because i had to pass AP US History! UGH! for real i had to lock my self in a room with no destractions for like 3 days just to get the first part read!! its insanely boring and doesnt capture the intrest of readers. now i have to do part 2! im just praying to God i can stay awake long enough to read it! but for real this book was an utter waste of the time of many students. i am proud to announce that now that my sister and i have both finished this book we will be ripping off the cover and shreading it to pieces and then ripping it in half so my sister and i can both have our justice as we burn it page by page in the street! :) to be honest thats about the most exciting thing about that book...that you can burn it when our done!
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Brianna..., September 9, 2007 (view all comments by Brianna...)
I had to read this book for my schools summer reading also, and compared to most history novels i actually thought it was good.
It's incredibly hard to make any history book enjoyable, but i thought Jeff Shaara did a good job on explaining everything in a way that wasn't too detailed, but detailed enough so you knew was happening.
I wouldn't really recommened anyone to read it, unless you have some time on your hands that your not planning on doing anything else with, because honestly i would have never read it if i wasn't forced too, but it turned out i am pretty happy i did.
i have a better understanding now of what really happend and the people that were involved in the Revolution.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345427533
Author:
Shaara, Jeff M.
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Shaara, Jeff M.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
The American Revolutionary War
Series Volume:
3637
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.59x6.56x1.67 in. 1.89 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Once more breathing vigor and passion into the dusty annals of our nation's history, [Shaara] demonstrates an ever-growing level of literary competence....[A] masterful dramatization..."
"Review" by , "As in all good historical fiction, Shaara's novel gives historical figures flesh-and-blood viability. At nearly 500 pages, this novel requires a major investment in reading time, yet it is an investment painlessly made for it pays profitable dividends."
"Review" by , "Rise to Rebellion is by no means disgraceful; it's simply dull....One hopes Shaara will take more time with its successor, and produce a novel that compares more favorably with the best of its predecessors."
"Review" by , "Rise to Rebellion, not surprisingly, reads much like the print original of a television movie, but here's the thing: with few exceptions, books are better than their cinematic adaptations — fuller, more subtly shaded, more pleasingly detailed — and Shaara's first novel set in colonial times will inevitably outshine the film someday based on it. The book is true to history — no accepted facts are knowingly contradicted, no lines of dialogue have been altered to suit Shaara's needs — but the story is wholly the author's own...." (read the entire Powells.com review)
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