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THE BATTLE OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD by Neil Johnson

THE BATTLE OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD

by Neil Johnson & photographed by Neil Johnson

Pub Date: March 31st, 1992
ISBN: 0-02-747841-6
Publisher: Four Winds/MacMillan

Using color photos of modern reenactments, plus a well- organized commentary enlivened by historical detail, the author/photographer of The Battle of Gettysburg (1989) re-creates the ``shot heard `round the world'' and the rest of the Revolutionary War's opening engagement. A few moot statements aside (``This would be a war like no other: one fought for political reasons''), Johnson's account is carefully researched; briefly, he sets the scene, describing both the events of the day and the circumstances behind them and closing with a summary of the immediate aftermath and an extract from the Declaration of Independence. A colorful replacement for R. Conrad Stein's Story of Lexington and Concord (1983). Multilevel bibliography. (Nonfiction. 9-12)