"An expert, extremely detailed account of John Adams' finest hour."--Kirkus Reviews
Honoring the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre
The New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln's Last Trial and host of LivePD Dan Abrams and David Fisher tell the story of a trial that would change history.
An eye-opening story of America on the edge of revolution.
History remembers John Adams as a Founding Father and our country's second president. But in the tense years before the American Revolution, he was still just a lawyer, fighting for justice in one of the most explosive murder trials of the era--the Boston Massacre, where five civilians died from shots fired by British soldiers.
Drawing on Adams's own words from the trial transcript, Dan Abrams and David Fisher transport readers to colonial Boston, a city roiling with rebellion, where British military forces and American colonists lived side by side, waiting for the spark that would start a war.