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

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Kirtland Community College Library E 302.6 .H5 U54 2011 30775305524218 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780306820465
  • ISBN: 0306820463
  • Physical Description: xiv, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st Da Capo Press paperback ed.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-310) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "In this action-packed history, award-winning author 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 government after the Revolution. As quick with a rifle as he was with his tongue, Henry was America's greatest orator and courtroom lawyer, who mixed histrionics and hilarity to provoke tears or laughter from judges and jurors alike. Henry's passion for liberty (as well as his very large family), suggested to many Americans that he, not Washington, was the real father of his country. This biography ... tells a story both human and philosophical. As Unger points out, Henry's words continue to echo across America and inspire millions to fight government intrusion in their daily lives"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject: Henry, Patrick 1736-1799
Governors Virginia Biography
Legislators United States Biography
Virginia History Revolution, 1775-1783
United States Politics and government 1775-1783
United States Politics and government 1783-1789
United States. Continental Congress Biography
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