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American Tempest

American Tempest

How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution
March 2012
Trade Paperback · 304 Pages
$16.00 U.S. · $18.50 CAN · £10.99 U.K. · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780306820793
Da Capo Press


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On December 16, 1773, an estimated seven dozen men dumped roughly 10,000 worth of tea in Boston Harbor. This symbolic act unleashed a social, political, and economic firestorm throughout the colonies. Combining stellar scholarship with action-packed history, American Tempest reveals the truth behind the legendary event and examines its lasting consequence—the birth of an independent America.

About the Author

Harlow Giles Unger is a veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, historian, and the author of eighteen other books, including six biographies of America's Founding Fathers. He lives in New York.