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Lion of liberty : Patrick Henry and the call to a new nation

Author: Harlow G Unger
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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"In this ... history, Harlow Giles Unger unfolds the epic story of Patrick Henry, who roused Americans to fight government tyranny both British and American. Remembered largely for his cry for & liberty or death, Henry was actually the first (and most colorful) of America's Founding Fathers first to call Americans to arms against Britain, first to demand a bill of rights, and first to fight the growth of big  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Patrick Henry; Patrick Henry
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow G Unger
ISBN: 9780306818868 0306818868
OCLC Number: 548569624
Description: xiv, 322 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Tongue-tied--
--
Tongue untied --
The flame is spread --
We are slaves! --
To recover our just rights --
We must fight! --
"Give me liberty--
" --
"Don't tread on me" --
Hastening to ruin --
Obliged to fly --
A Belgian hare --
Seeds of discontent --
On the wings of the tempest --
A bane of sedition --
Beef! beef! beef! --
The sun has set in all its glory --
Appendix A. The speech --
Appendix B. Henry on slavery --
Appendix C. Henry's heirs.
Other Titles: Patrick Henry and the call to a new nation
Responsibility: Harlow Giles Unger.
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