Title: Bill O’Reilly’s Legends Lies
Author: Bill O’Reilly
The American Revolution was not inevitable nor was it a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against one another as loyalists and colonial rebels faced off for their lives and futures.
These were the times that tried men’s souls: mo one was on stable ground and few could be trusted. Through the remarkable lives of the first Americans, Legends and Lies: The Patriots reveals the contentious arguments that turned friends into foes and the land into a war zone.
From the riots over a child’s murder that led to the Boston Massacre, to the Continental Army’s first victory under George Washington’s leadership, to the little-known southern guerrilla campaign of “Swamp Fox” Francis Marion, to Benedict Arnold’s audacious betrayal, David Fisher explores the amazing combination of resourcefulness, perseverance, strategy, and luck that resulted in the creation of a country that would go on to become the most powerful in the world.
Despite the casualty-riddled victory of the Revolution, the ruthless fight for democracy wasn’t over. Moving from the combat zone to congress, it was a political battle as much as a physical one. With the patriots grappling to create a government, one for and by the people, the origin story of the United States of America was only starting to be written. Here, in the enthralling companion to the second season of Bill O’Reilly’s historical docudrama TV series, Legends and Lies: The Patriots reveals the riveting truth behind the stories you think you know and others that will astonish you.
Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this vital history to life, and told in the same fast-paced immersive narrative as the first Legends and Lies, The Patriots is an irresistible adventure-packed journey back into one of the most storied moments of our nation’s rich history.