"1775" is a forthcoming history (nonfiction) book by Derek W. Beck. "1775" is unique to other American Revolution books in that it is the first book to tell the complete story in one volume. Written in narrative form and intended for a general audience, "1775" follows the forgotten heroes through the beginning of the Revolution.
"1775" is a forthcoming history (nonfiction) book by Derek W. Beck. "1775" is unique to other American Revolutionary War books in that it is the first book to tell the complete story in one volume.
Written in narrative form and intended for a general audience, "1775" follows the forgotten Dr. Joseph Warren through the beginning of the Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere’s Ride and the Battle of Bunker Hill. (Dr. Warren was a leader in Boston’s part in the Revolution, and the one that ordered Paul Revere to commence his famous midnight ride.) After Bunker Hill, the story shifts to the arrival of George Washington and his struggle to turn the ragtag militiamen into a Continental Army. Included in the story of "1775" is the frequently ignored Campaign into Canada. As Washington built up his strength even while besieging the British in Boston, the Continental Congress grew concerned of the other great stronghold of British troops in North America: Canada. Were the British in Canada to move into Massachusetts and attack Washington’s rear, the Revolution would have ended even before it had begun. So the Congress authorized a Campaign into Canada. It was a two-prong attack: the first led by the forgotten Brig. Gen. Richard Montgomery, a second by the hero Col. Benedict Arnold (long before he committed his treason). The two prongs fought their way past British garrisons to meet at Quebec City, and while the 1775 campaign ended with mixed results, it was successful in penning up the British long enough and thus allowed Washington to at last drive the British from Boston.