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"For those who like their history rich in vivid details, Derek Beck has served up a delicious brew in this book....This may soon become everyone's favorite." -- Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty! The American RevolutionA sweeping, provocative new look at the pivotal years leading up to the American RevolutionThe Revolutionary War did not begin with the Declaration of Independence, but several years earlier in 1773. In this gripping history, Derek W. Beck reveals the full story of the war before American independence-from both sides. Spanning the years 1773-1775 and drawing on new material from meticulous research and previously unpublished documents, letters, and diaries, Igniting the American Revolution sweeps readers from the rumblings that led to the Boston Tea Party to the halls of Parliament-where Ben Franklin was almost run out of England for pleading on behalf of the colonies-to that fateful Expedition to Concord which resulted in the shot heard round the world.



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Derek W. Beck

Derek W. Beck has always had a passion for military history, which inspired him to begin his career in the U.S. Air Force. He has served on Active Duty as a science officer and a space operations officer. In 2005, he earned a Master of Science degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , where he also fell in love with Boston's revolutionary past. To more fully pursue writing, he later transitioned to the Air Force Reserves, though he still remains quite active, presently holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and is the recipient of numerous medals and awards for his achievements, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. When not working on future history books, Derek is a frequent contributor to the online Journal of the American Revolution. You can follow or connect with him through his website at www.derekbeck.com.



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