Liberty or Death The American Revolution: 1763-1783

ISBN-10: 0688088023
ISBN-13: 9780688088026
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 64
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.45" tall
Weight: 1.518

It began in Boston, with angry colonists objecting to the tyranny of a king who ruled from an ocean away. It was voiced by patriots such as Sam Adams and Patrick Henry and echoed by citizens from New England all the way to the Carolinas. It was fought by many -- colonists and patriots, Loyalists and slaves, Frontiersmen and Indians, British and French soldiers. Over more than ten years, sides were taken, guns drawn, lives lost. But through it all, one man -- a general from Virginia named George Washington -- held the young colonies together and led them to victory, beating almost impossible odds. History lovers Betsy and Giulio Maestro tell this true story of extraordinary times, incredible drama, and the birth of a new nation.

Betsy Maestro was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1944. She received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in elementary guidance from Southern Connecticut State College. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a kindergarten and first grade teacher for eleven years. During that time she became aware of the need for imaginative nonfiction to spark children's interests. She has been creating books with her husband Giulio since 1974. She writes and he does the illustrating. They are best known for their nonfiction titles which include the American Story series. Together, they have produced over ninety titles. Her other works include How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Giulio Maestro was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942. He received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Cooper Union in New York City. He worked in advertising for five years before becoming an illustrator. Since 1969, he has illustrated more than 125 books for young readers including numerous nonfiction books with his wife Betsy. He is also the author of a number of stories and riddle collections including The Tortoise's Tug of War. He has co-authored several books with his son Marco including What Do You Hear When Cows Sing and Other Silly Riddles and Geese Find the Missing Piece: School Time Riddle Rhymes.

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