Biography & MemoirHistoryUnited States HistoryNorth American HistoryMedical Biography & MemoirHistorical Biography & Memoir
Samuel Prescott rode into history like a streak of lightning and out of it as quick as a flash. If it were not for Paul Revere’s deposition of his own famous midnight ride, history might never remember Samuel. He was a young physician courting a clockmaker’s daughter and planning to dedicate his life to the practice of medicine—until the American Revolution rewrote his destiny. But this is not only his story; it is also that of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Joseph Warren, William Dawes, Paul Revere, Thomas Hutchinson, Jonas Clark, the Mullikens, and those who died at Lexington and Concord and at Breed’s and Bunker hills.