Most Wanted: The Revolutionary Partnership of John Hancock & Samuel Adams
Illustrator: Edwin Fotheringham
John Hancock and Samuel Adams were an unlikely pair of troublemakers. Hancock was young and dashing. Adams was old and stodgy. But working together, they rallied the people of Boston against the unfair policies of Great Britain and inspired American resistance. And to King George, they became a royal pain. When the British army began marching toward Lexington and Concord, sending Hancock and Adams fleeing into the woods, the two men couldn’t help but worry—this time, had they gone too far?
Rich with historical detail and primary sources, this spirited tale takes readers through ten years of taxes and tea-tossing, tyranny and town hall meetings. The team behind Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word reunites for a lively look at the origins of the American Revolution told through the powerful partnership of two legendary founders.
Further information about John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and the Revolutionary War era. Note on John Hancock’s signature. Author’s note. Time line. Selected bibliography. Online resources. List of historical sites to visit. Source notes.
JLG Release: Jun 2020
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John Hancock (1737–1793), Samuel Adams (1722–1803), The American Revolution (1765–1783), Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Tea Party (1773), Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775), Friendship,