Desperate Sons

Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.48 hours)
Product Number: Z100039126
Released: Feb 12, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062265487
Narrator/s: Robert Fass
Publisher: HarperAudio
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"Popular history in its most vital and accessible form. Standiford has recovered the mentality of America's first group of young radicals, the Sons of Liberty, and tells their story with flair and grace."-Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers Les Standiford's Last Train to Paradise, the fascinating true account of the building of a railroad "across the ocean" from Miami to Key West, is already a classic of popular history. With Desperate Sons, the New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Adam Home tells the remarkable story of America's first patriots, the Sons of Liberty, whose revolutionary acts have become legend. With all the suspense and power of a historical action thriller, Standiford's Desperate Sons recounts the courage and tenacity of a hardy group that included Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, and John Hancock-radical activists who were responsible for some of the most notorious events leading up to the American Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere's fabled midnight ride. Fans of David McCullough's John Adams and 1776 will be riveted by this true history of young men inflamed by the fires of common purpose who helped a new nation to rise up against its British oppressor.

Author(s): Les Standiford
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Feb 12, 2013

All formats/editions

Author(s): Les Standiford
Genre: History
Product Number EB00231732
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062218124

Professional reviews

"Most histories of the American Revolution fail to capture the passion, radicalism, and sheer danger involved in that treasonous undertaking. The Revolution should be the ultimate thriller--even though we know how it ends. Such is the charge of this book, an account of the formation of the Sons of Liberty, the men who staged the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere's Ride. Narrator Robert Fass has a pleasant, deep, slightly nasal voice, but he's too passive to rouse the rebel in the listener's mind. Focusing on carefully moving the story forward, he emphasizes key quotes and is easy to follow. But the passion eludes him, and we are left to fill in the action ourselves. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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