Brooks, Paul. Trial by Fire: Lincoln, Massachusetts and the War of Independence. Lincoln 1975 Bicentennial Commission, 1975. First Edition.
vii., 59 clean pp., stiff printed wrappers. Very good. Paperback. 
Trial By Fire is a three-part essay based largely on Town records. The author, Paul Brooks, is a long-time Lincoln resident and nationally known writer. He describes the advent of the Revolution and the battle of April 19, 1775, as seen by Lincoln; the war and post-war years, when inflation and unrest were rampant; and finally the extraordinary career of Lincoln's leading citizen at the time, General Eleazer Brooks."