“Let It Begin Here”

by William E. Johnson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/15/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 650
ISBN : 9781665516440
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 650
ISBN : 9781665516426
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 650
ISBN : 9781665516433

About the Book

A single gunshot had shattered a sinister silence and eight bayonet-bludgeoned militiamen lay dead on Lexington Green in the early dawn of April 19, 1775. So begins William E. Johnson’s fifth in a series of six historical novels about British subjects discovering they had become Americans. It is another mug of colonial intrigue brimming with sex, scandal, spies, and soldiers. More than ten thousand colonists lay siege to nearly four thousand British soldiers in Boston. Meanwhile, John Hancock and Sam Adams join the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia where they connive and conspire against the blatant tyranny of the British Crown. When spies and assassins invade Philadelphia, American history stands at a defining moment. Once again, the heart of this saga lies in the bosom of the common man — candlemakers, cobblers, sailors, soldiers, silversmiths, tailors, trollops, bartenders, ropemakers, doctors, and drunks. Every tyrannical declaration made in London had a disastrous impact on every American colonist. This is their story…and ours. Travel back in time as you settle back near the hearth in the Snug Harbor Tavern taproom with a mug of hot buttered rum or dark ale. You now witness the bloody beginning of the American Revolution in Lexington in the first page of UPRISING.

About the Author

William E. Johnson, with a commission in Naval Aviation, was stationed in Boston, MA, where he became absorbed in the rich colonial history of the region. More recently, he has enjoyed acting in the role of John Hancock in the stage play “1776”. These events led him to write his first novel, Snug Harbor Tavern: Shaggin’ for a Shillin’, based on the activities of our nation’s first patriots in colonial Boston. This was followed by The Seeds of Love—and War, Tea and Tyranny; Still Shaggin’ in Boston, and Tyranny and Defiance, The saga continues with Uprising: “Let It Begin Here”. He lives in Latrobe, PA where he conducts seminars nationwide on safety, OSHA Compliance, and leadership. In the persona of John Hancock, he speaks nationwide providing a living history of our nation’s founding. His website is www.history1776.com.