SAM THE MINUTEMAN by Nathaniel Benchley
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tramp tramp tramp Tramp Tramp Tramp TRAMP TRAMP TRAMP over the hill come the British soldiers, looking like ""a bright river of red"" and dispersing the few colonials, including junior Minuteman Sam, no boy hero (""I'm dispersing as fast as I can"") though he proves his mettle after the first shot is fired and before the fateful day is up. The more real because it's not all serious, this comes home also in current terms--riot (re Boston) as well as disperse. The sequence of events is true, friend John's wounded leg rings true and cuts deeper--it's history in the making made vivid by the pictures and vital by the story (and easily readable by the series).

Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 1969
Publisher: Harper & Row