Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero

Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero

A rich and illuminating biography of America's forgotten Founding Father, the patriot physician and major general who fomented rebellion and died heroically at the battle of Bunker Hill on the brink of revolution Little has been known of one of the most important figures in early American history, Dr. Joseph Warren, an architect of the colonial rebellion, and a man who migh A rich and illuminating biography of America's forgotten Founding Father, the patriot physician and major general who...

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Title:Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero
Author:Christian Di Spigna
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Genres:History
ISBN:0553419323
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero Reviews

  • Jason
    Feb 03, 2019
    Di Spigna's Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero is a good biography of one of the early leaders in Massachusetts, who led and agitated for colonial independence from Great Britain in the 1770s. Warren is largely forgotten becaus...
  • Monical
    Mar 11, 2019
    Picked this up in the library new books section, and I'm very sorry I bothered. I only knew a little about Joseph Warren (mostly related to his advocacy and use of vaccination for smallpox) and I still don't know much about him. The book is a disorganized shamble, with only hints of th...
  • Cian O hAnnrachainn
    Jul 30, 2018
    History is written by the winners, it is said, but it's the winners who survive that live to tell their tale. FOUNDING MARTYR is the biography of one who died early in a conflict, a work that brings to light the many contributions of Dr. Joseph Warren. By rights, he was one of Ameri...
  • Shoshana
    Aug 14, 2018
    ?Founding Martyr? is about Doctor Joseph Warren, a man who was very influential in the years before the American War for Independence, but whose untimely death at Bunker (Breed?s) Hill on June 17,1775 robbed the nascent nation of a unique voice. Dr Warren of Boston was radicalize...
  • Steve
    Aug 16, 2018
    An interesting book on someone who I never heard of before. Dr. Joseph Warren started the colonial revolution against the British that started the American Revolution. Warren took part in the Boston Tea Party and the battles of Lexington and Concord. He later was killed during the Batt...
  • Derek
    Aug 21, 2018
    I received an advanced copy of the book for a review at the Journal of the American Revolution. See the full review at http://allthingsliberty.com/2018/08/f... A summary of that review: As a fan of Dr. Joseph Warren and having researched him thoroughly for my own two Revolutionar...
  • Jimmy
    Dec 31, 2018
    This book exceeded my expectation. At first I wasn?t sure who Joseph Warren was and why should I even read this book. As the book stated many times it?s unfortunate that people haven?t understood the contribution of Joseph Warren with the independence of America. His legacy has b...
  • Margaret Sankey
    Mar 20, 2018
    With extensive citations, Di Spigna reconstructs the tragically short life of Dr. Joseph Warren, central to the decade preceding the revolution, but dead on Bunker Hill near its opening shots. Warren is the prototypical Whig son of New England--from a farming family, but the product of...
  • Lee
    Nov 22, 2018
    Interesting book about Joseph Warren one of the leaders of the Sons of Liberty in Boston. A contemporary of Sam Adams, John Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere and others he was instrumental in the early days of the Revolution. What he may have become we never now as he was killed standin...
  • Brian
    Aug 12, 2018
    Founding Martyr by Christian Di Spinga follows the life of Dr. Joseph Warren and the early days of the revolution. Joseph Warren is one of the often unsung and forgotten heroes of the revolution. He served as a catalyst for unifying the many splintered cells of patriots that were formi...
  • Casey Wheeler
    Jul 29, 2018
    I received a free Kindle copy of Founding Martyrby Christian Di Spigna courtesy of Net Galley and Crown Publishing,the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I also po...
  • Katie
    Jul 17, 2018
    I got a digital uncorrected proof via First To Read. This was really my first proper sit down with nonfiction, and I finished it! (Unlike that economics book you'll see on my shelf of shame.) That being said, if you're a nonfiction buff, you can take my review with a grain of salt beca...
  • Amy
    May 04, 2018
    I found Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero a fascinated read. I recommend it! 4 stars. ...
  • Dan Downing
    Nov 14, 2018
    Christian Di Spigna proves himself a gifted researcher with the usual pedestrian writing skills found among Academicians. In this case, he is fortunate to have a fascinating subject: a man who would have been counted among the great Founding Fathers of this nation had he their propensi...
  • Amy
    Sep 05, 2018
    Although I knew about Joseph Warren and political outlook and death at Bunker Hill, that is about all I knew. I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot about both Warren and Boston politics prior to the start of the American Revolution. Although personal information is limited due t...
  • Amanda
    Oct 26, 2018
    A fascinating look at a lesser known figure of the American Revolution. Joseph Warren's role has been acknowledged less and less over time and this book does a great job of both humanizing him and showing exactly how huge of an impact he had before his death at Bunker Hill. ...
  • Linda Scroggins
    Feb 19, 2019
    I saw this review in the WSJ a few months back. It intrigued me as my husband is from Bunker Hill Illinois and grew up on Warren street. No one in the family knew where the name came from. Now I think we do. The book is very well written and the insight after his death is fascinating. ...
  • Rama
    Jun 22, 2018
    Joseph Warren, the forgotten American revolutionary During American bicentennial celebration, patriotic zeal and nostalgia swept the country and President Ronald Reagan delivered his first inaugural address calling Joseph Warren as ?the greatest among the founding fathers.? The...
  • Terry Wilson
    Nov 19, 2018
    Exceptional, Interesting and an Easy Read Many a man helped ignite the American Revolution. Sam and John Adams, John Hancock, John Lamb, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin? all were among the major players, but based on my own research, Doctor Joseph Warren was the prim...
  • John Bohnert
    Nov 01, 2018
    Dr. Joseph Warren deserves more recognition of his role in the movement leading to American independence. I learned about Joseph Warren while watching an excellent TV series about the American revolution. ...
  • Judith
    Sep 17, 2018
    A very readable biography of one of the forgotten leaders of the American Revolution due to his early death at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Dr. Joseph Warren even surpassed John Adams in advocating for and persuading and leading his fellow citizens to resist the British governor of Massa...
  • Anne Powell
    Feb 09, 2019
    My complaint about all biographies applies here. It is impossible to live with and study an individual long enough to write their biography and not fall more than a little in love with the person. This especially goes for historical figures. I?m always skeptical about biographies for...
  • Jenny
    Jul 27, 2018
    Joseph Warren was an honest, intelligent, upstanding doctor and orator in Boston during the Colonial and Revolutionary period. This man whom author Christian Di Spigna calls The Founding Martyr rose from humble beginnings to attend Harvard and become an outstanding physician and leader...
  • Snmonaghan
    Mar 04, 2019
    This book was a good counterpoint to my recent read A "Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley." The former dealt with a person often overlooked in the history of the Revolutionary War who was a leader of the Boston 'patriots.' Copley's life was about the other side. He...
  • Daniel Ford
    Aug 27, 2018
    Joseph Warren, an underrated, often forgotten founding father, is well served by Christian Di Spigna. Terrific historical account. ...
  • Erica
    Jun 30, 2018
    FTC disclosure: I would like to thank Penguin Random House for providing me with an uncorrected proof via access to the galley for free through the First to Read program. All opinions are my own. Not sponsored. I enjoyed this book! I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys re...
  • Literary Soirée
    Jul 09, 2018
    FOUNDING MARTYR is a must-read for anyone interested in the American Revolution. Well-researched and compellingly written, this essential biography resurrects the life of Dr. Joseph Warren ? a ?lost hero? until now, largely neglected by historians, even though he might have been ...
  • S.M. Thayer
    Dec 06, 2018
    I picked up this biography of Dr. Joseph Warren while looking for the new biography of another Revolutionary War-era doctor, Benjamin Rush. Going into the the book, I knew nothing about Warren but was surprised to learn he was a Boston patriot on par with Sam Adams. The two were cl...
  • George
    Sep 01, 2018
    I grew up with Dr. Joseph Warren: my father and brother were named for him, his dressing table, candle stand, and medicine chest were in our living room and copies of the Copley portrait and Trumbull?s Death of General Warren hung on our wall. I am thrilled whenever his long neglecte...
  • Retiredbibliophile
    Oct 03, 2018
    It?s not often to find a book both engaging and scholarly, but Founding Martyr delivers on both ends. I thought the author did a great job explaining why we don?t know more about Dr. Joseph Warren. The Epilogue and Legacy chapters provide a lot of information on the years following...