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Cynthia

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  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By William Hogeland
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    A gripping and provocative tale of violence, alcohol, and taxes, The Whiskey Rebellion pits President George Washington and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton against angry, armed settlers across the Appalachians. Unearthing a pungent segment of early American history long ignored by historians, William Hogeland brings to startling life the rebellion that decisively contributed to the establishment of federal authority.

    Kismet says: "Great story and narration"
    "Good History Read!"
    Overall

    I bought this book because I live near Berlin, PA, which celebrates the Whiskey Rebellion every year. I wanted to find out what exactly Berlin's role was in this incident in history. As it turns out, they never really mentioned Berlin (pretty funny, actually) but I was spellbound by what I learned about the actual event, as well as the history of the time. Great read if you're a history buff!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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