On April 19, 1775, the famous "shot heard 'round the world" was fired in the Massachusetts town of Concord. With that musket discharge, the next eight years would engulf the thirteen North American colonies in a war of independence against Great Britain. What truly inspired that day, the facts that accepted myths have built upon from, show how remarkable the road to revolution that ended at the North Bridge in Concord was. Join historian Phillip S. Greenwalt as he discusses his book, co-authored with Rob Orrison, A Single Blow, The Battles of Lexington and Concord and the Beginning of the American Revolution.
PRESENTER BIO: Phillip S. Greenwalt is the co-founder of Emerging Revolutionary War and a historian with Emerging Civil War. He is also the author or co-author/ of five books, three on the American Civil War and two on the American Revolution. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2004 and has a graduate degree in American History from George Mason University. He is currently a supervisory ranger for the National Park Service in Florida and has worked for the NPS in some capacity for the last 14 years, including at places like Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Morristown National Historical Park, and De Soto National Memorial.
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