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The Revolutionary Samuel Adams

Little, Brown & Co.
Little, Brown & Co.

The role that Samuel Adams played in fomenting the American Revolution once made him the most wanted man in the country.

Indeed, it was to see Adams for which Paul Revere once made a famous midnight ride — not to warn him that the British were coming in general, but that the authorities were going to arrest him. In a biography from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Stacy Schiff, Samuel Adams is returned to the place of importance he held leading to the rebellion. Of him, Thomas Jefferson once said that if the Revolution had any leader, “Samuel Adams was the man.” This Thursday at 9 a.m. Stacy Schiff joins us to talk about how Adams became the moral backbone of the American Revolution.


  • Stacy Schiff | Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Cleopatra: A Life.”  Her most recent book is “The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams”. [Amazon|Indiebound|Bookshop].
  • April Fossen |Actor, KUER Underwriting Assistant 

Airdate: Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Rebroadcast Friday, June 30, 2023  at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Rebroadcast: Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 9 a.m. and Saturday, July 6. 2024.