The author of theNew York TimesbestsellersGods and GeneralsandThe Last Full Measurebrilliantly re-images the American Revolution, and the men who helped to forge the destiny of a nation. In 1770, the fuse of revolution is lit by a fateful command--"Fire!"--as England's peacekeeping mission ignites into the Boston Massacre. The senseless killing of civilians leads to a tumultuous trial in which lawyer John Adams must defend the very enemy who has assulted and abused the laws he holds sacred. Yet a taut courtroom drama soon broadens into a stunning epic of war, as King George III leads a reckless and corrupt government in London toward the escalating abuse of his colonies. Outraged by the increasing loss of their liberties, and extraordinary gathering of America's most inspiring characters--Ben Franklin, Sam Adams, John Adams, George Washington, and others--confronts the British presence with the ideals that will change history. More than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the revolution, RISE TO REBELLION is a visd account of history's most pivotal events. The Boston Tea Party, the battles of Concord and Bunker Hill are all recreated with the kind of breathtaking detail only a master like Jeff Shaara can muster. His most impressive achievement, RISE TO REBELLION reveals with new immediacy how philosophers became fighters, ideas their ammunition, and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America.