Bio:Allen French


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Allen French was born in Boston, on November 28, 1870. His Bachelor’s degree was obtained from Harvard in 1894. Virtually all the rest of his life he lived in Concord, MA. A prolific writer, he was primarily known for his series of nonfiction Revolutionary War books (The Siege of Boston, 1911; Old Concord, 1915; The Day of Concord and Lexington, 1925; A British Fusilier in Revolutionary Boston, 1926; and The First Year of the American Revolution, 1934). French died, aged 75, at home in Concord, MA on October 6, 1946.

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