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The Baron Of Beacon Hill: A Biography Of John Hancock

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
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Published January 23rd 1980 by Houghton Mifflin
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Relstuart
A little dry but seemed to be a decent recitation of the history of the times and life of John Hancock. A wealthy man who inherited a fortune from a rich uncle he continued the merchant business and dabbled in politics until the politics overshadowed the business (in part because of the war). I couldn't help but feel a little sorry for the British representatives to Boston and Mass as they struggled to please London and avoid revolution. Better leadership could have avoided the revolution but it ...more
John Burchfield
Aug 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a oratory snapshot of what it must have been like during those formative years in Boston during the initial beginning of the American Revolution. THE one book to read if you want to come face to face with John Hancock.
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