Derek W. Beck is a historian, writer, filmmaker, and is presently serving on active duty in the US Air Force Reserves as a Major. Derek fell in love with the Revolution while attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a master’s degree in engineering and management. Derek's forthcoming book Igniting the American Revolution, which chronicles the Revolution in Boston, is being published by Sourcebooks and is due in bookstores in late 2015. More at derekbeck.com. Follow him on Twitter or Facebook.