Washington's Revolution

The Making of America's First Leader
CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: BN7615
Released: Feb 03, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501228759
Narrator/s: Christopher Lane
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Simultaneous with the Knopf hardcover A vivid new portrait of the formative years that made George Washington a great leader, from a highly respected and accomplished historian who is a Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist. LEADERSHIP: Washington was never a great field tactician; he won the war by inspiring his men to continue fighting despite terrible conditions and long odds. Middlekauff shows how Washington's persistence and loyalty to his men made him the great leader he was. AUTHOR EXPERTISE: Middlekauff is an expert historian whose work will shed light for even the most knowledgeable of readers. This is the first book for Middlekauff with a trade publisher and presents a new opportunity to take his work to a wider audience. PAST PRIZES: Middlekauff's critical track record is exemplary, having previously won the Bancroft prize, and been a finalist for the Pulitzer. Publisher's marketing plans include: Marketing: National Print Advertising in The Atlantic; Online Advertising Campaign, including NYTimes.com, WashingtonPost.com, Boston.com, Philly.com; on history sites, including HistoryNet.com, About.com's History pages: American History, HistoryCentral.com, USHistory.org, Life.time.com, Brittanica.com, SmithsonianMag.com; Quote Card Campaign, featuring new facts revealed in the book, and promoted on social media, including on Facebook to the millions of fans of American history and George Washington; President's Day Social Media Campaign teasing out facts from the book; National Print Features; Coverage on History, Military, and Political Sites and Blogs COMPARE TO: The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff (9780195162479); Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies by Robert Middlekauff (9780520202689); Revolutionary Summer by Joseph J. Ellis

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Author(s): Robert Middlekauff
Product Number EB00527509
Released: Feb 03, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9781101874240

Professional reviews

"This audiobook on George Washington's development as a leader and as a man is given a splendid reading by Christopher Lane. The biographical account covers the period of Washington's early life through the end of the War of Independence. Listeners hear how his self-awareness and conscious efforts to improve himself molded him throughout his life. Lane's baritone voice is winsomely sonorous, and he narrates at a perfectly expressive easygoing pace, allowing the listener to easily follow the text. This production is a near-perfect match of text and voice--a pleasure to listen to. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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