The Seeds of Love and War

Still Shaggin' for a Shillin'

by William Johnson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/8/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 412
ISBN : 9781728326375
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 412
ISBN : 9781728326382
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 412
ISBN : 9781728326399

About the Book

The year is 1769 in Boston, as the Sons of Liberty, led by John Hancock and Samuel Adams, press for the departure of the unwanted redcoats from the colony. The Crown catches wind of patriot schemes for insurrection, thanks to the reports from Tory and trollop spies known as the Omega. The patriots find fertile soil to plant the seeds of rebellion among the dirty denizens of the Boston waterfront. Snug Harbor Tavern, a cozy den of ill-reputed located on the harbor near Hancock’s Wharf, provides a haven for the patriots. What happens at the Snug Harbor stays at the Snug Harbor. Tapping historically documented resources, Johnson reconstructs a panoramic chronicle of the events leading up to the Boston Massacre, fleshing out a story teeming with secretive meetings, political intrigue, hidden identities, renegades, and sex scandals. It all begins with the celebrated departure of loyalist Gov. Bernard. Shortly after he flees for the safety of British soil, the conspiracy among the patriots intensifies. Hancock and Adams find themselves immersed in a daring scheme to recruit support for the Sons of Liberty among a scabrous group of commoners who buy their shaggin’ for a shillin’. The radical Boston Gazette and the loyalist’s Boston Chronicle duel for the allegiance of the people as they publicize the ploys and betrayals of both parties. Disquiet and suspicion pervade the town, and it’s only just begun. On a monumental day, March 5, 1770, tension finally snaps. In a brief yet bloody the assault, Crispus Attucks, a runaway slave, ends up a martyr in one of history’s most pivotal moments: the Boston Massacre. Sit back in the Snug Harbor Tavern with a mug of rum and savor the sex, scandal, and heroics of our Founding Fathers as they struggle for liberty…theirs and ours.

About the Author

With a commission in naval aviation, William E. Johnson was stationed in the Boston area, where he became enchanted with the history of the region. Since that time, he has acted as John Hancock in community theater productions of 1776, making him realize the story should be told from the perspective of common colonial men and women. The Founding Fathers affected us all, both collectively and individually. He is single and resides in Latrobe, PA where he owns an OSHA/Safety consulting firm. In addition, he speaks professionally in the character of John Hancock for various organizations and companies nationwide. His novels in what have been called the “Snug Harbor Tavern Series” are: “Snug Harbor Tavern: Shaggin’ for a Shillin’”, “The Seeds of Love and War: Still Shaggin’ for a Shillin’”, “Tea and Tyranny: Still Shaggin’ in Boston”, and “Tyranny and Defiance”. The characters in the fifth novel of the series, “Defiance and Independence”, can’t wait to share their adventures.