By owning the colonial equivalent of a

By owning the colonial equivalent of a “Barnes & Noble with a Starbucks,” Henry Knox was living the “American” dream in Boston in 1775. When the British seized Boston after Lexington & Concord in April 1775, Knox made a choice. He abandoned his bookstore and livelihood, slipped out of Boston with his wife, and joined George Washington and the patriot militia in Cambridge. The Continental Army surrounded the British by land, but the British military still controlled Boston harbor. The siege and stalemate continued for 11 months. #TBT #throwbackthursday revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/ekwQ3

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About Jane Hampton Cook

Author Jane Hampton Cook is known for making history memorable and relevant to today’s news, current events, and modern-day life. A frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other outlets, Jane is the author of eight books, including American Phoenix, America's Star-Spangled Story, and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. Jane is also a former White House webmaster. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Fairfax, Virginia. http://www.janecook.com http://www.amazon.com/American-Phoenix-Quincy-Louisa-Independence/dp/1595555412/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y
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