Standiford has taken us on a journey into the past, into the very lives of the men we find most interesting. The organization and building of such a strong radical force took time and strong conviction, and Samuel Adams was full of both. With his other compatriots they set the stage for fairness, freedom, and liberty. Unlike the histories from our early school years, Desperate Sons draws you in to the workings of trade and taxation, detailing how these forces affected the early settlers. The consequences of such actions could not have been foretold as they came to happen.
If you enjoy history and politics this book is a must have for your library. Many of the concepts and ideas are well charted and organized, making it an excellent book for a reading or discussion group. Be prepared to bring your arguments.
Desperate Sons is a fascinating read, taking you to the depths of flame that still flickers to this day. The actions set in motion a finely crafted set of events the progressively lead to the American Revolution.