Country Evolution

Country Evolution

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The first shots in the American Revolution occurred during the Boston Massacre, and this history describes the trial that followed, certainly "the most important case in American colonial history."

On March 5, 1770, British soldiers, harassed by a mob throwing snowballs and rocks, fired into the crowd, killing five and injuring six. Abrams, the chief legal affairs correspondent for ABC News, and prolific author Fisher (co-authors: Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency, 2018) write that the 34-year-old Adams, a successful lawyer who was sympathetic to the protestors, agreed to defend the officer and eight soldiers accused of murder. He would later write, "Counsel ought to be the very last thing an accused person should want in a free country…." This was a moderately courageous act that did his growing law practice no good. To his dying day, Adams grumbled that opponents used the trial to impugn his patriotism. This may have been true, but since then, historians have given him high marks. There were two trials. In the first, the defense had little trouble convincing the jury that Thomas Preston, the officer in charge, did not order his men to fire. In the second, Adams and colleagues strived to show that the soldiers feared for their lives, thus giving them the right to kill in self-defense. They largely succeeded. The jury exonerated six and convicted two of the lesser charge of manslaughter. The letter "m" was burned onto their thumbs as punishment. A transcript exists of the soldiers' trial, which is perhaps too much of a good thing, as the authors quote liberally from it. Despite variations, readers will encounter perhaps 100 pages of witnesses' descriptions of the same event followed by several lawyers' careful reviews of those that support the case. Many readers will feel the urge to skim these parts, but on the whole, the narrative is engaging.

An expert, extremely detailed account of John Adams' finest hour.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2015
Label: Sony
UPC: 0888751411227
catalogNumber: 514112
Rank: 4387


  1. Summer In The Country
  2. Good Ol' Country Harmony
  3. 9 to 5
  4. Elvira
  5. Don't It Feel Good
  6. Honey, I'm Good
  7. Friends in Low Places
  8. Fishin' in the Dark/Down in the Boondocks
  9. The Devil Went Down to Georgia
  10. House Party
  11. California Country

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Home Free   Primary Artist
Duane Allen   Soloist
Joe Bonsall   Soloist
Charlie Daniels   Soloist
Darren Rust   Vocals
Richard Sterban   Soloist
Taylor Davis   Soloist
Adam Rupp   Soloist,Group Member
Tim Foust   Soloist,Group Member
Rob Lundquist   Soloist,Group Member
Jordan Rust   Vocals
Austin Brown   Soloist,Group Member
Chris Rupp   Soloist,Group Member
Emily Zamber   Vocals
Olena Lysenko   Vocals
McKenzie Zamber   Vocals
Alison Shona   Vocals
Jenika Marion   Vocals
Reilly Zamber   Vocals
Jimmy Bates   Vocals

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Wendy Waldman   Composer
Charlie Daniels   Composer
Tom Crain   Composer
Joel "Taz" DiGregorio   Composer
Fred Edwards   Composer
Dallas Frazier   Composer
Jim Photoglo   Composer
Darren Rust   Arranger,Composer,Producer
George Teren   Composer
John Doelp   Executive Producer
Charlie Hayward   Composer
Jerry Flowers   Composer
Earl Bud Lee   Composer
DeWayne Blackwell   Composer
Andy Grammer   Composer
Home Free   Arranger,Producer
Melissa Polinar   Composer
Nolan Sipe   Composer
Mark Nessler   Composer
Zach Crowell   Composer
Adam Rupp   Arranger
Elliott Robinson   Arranger
Tim Foust   Arranger,Composer
Sam Hunt   Composer
James W. Marshall   Composer
Austin Brown   Arranger,Composer
Chris Rupp   Arranger
Geoff Castellucci   Arranger

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