American Spring

Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.73 hours)
Product Number: Z100080485
Released: May 06, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478901235
Narrator/s: Tom Taylorson
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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When we look back on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks of the war were much more tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army.American Spring follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775.Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter Borneman tells the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.

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Author(s): Walter R. Borneman
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: May 06, 2014

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CD
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Author(s): Walter R. Borneman
Narrator(s): Tom Taylorson
Genre: History
Product Number DD12422
Released: May 06, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478901259
eBook
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Author(s): Walter R. Borneman
Genre: History
Product Number EB00276948
Released: May 06, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316365185

Professional reviews

"How did media spread opinion before modern terms like "spin" existed? That questionÑas much as the Battle of Bunker HillÑis a part of Borneman's account of the Revolutionary War and its kindling. Tom Taylorson's clear-as-a-bell narration offers stories of people like Samuel Adams and Ben Franklin, along with battle accounts. An anecdotal style in both writing and narration gives both sides sympathetic treatment. Borneman lets listeners know there's a lot that's mysterious about the formation of the United States. His thorough, thoughtful writingÑcoupled with a reading that gently draws listeners inÑmakes for an interesting all-angles historical account. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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