The despair and triumph of America's first great army is conveyed in scenes as powerful as any Shaara has written, a story told from the points of view of some of the most memorable characters in American history. There is George Washington, the charismatic leader who held his army together to achieve an unlikely victory; Nathaniel Greene, who rose from obscurity to become the finest battlefield commander in Washington's army; and Benjamin Franklin, a brilliant man of science and philosophy who became the finest statesman of his day.
From Nathan Hale to Benedict Arnold, the American Revolution's most immortal characters and poignant moments are brought to life in remarkable Shaara style. The Glorious Cause is a tribute to an amazing people who turned ideas into action and fought to declare themselves free.
The Glorious Cause is the sequel to Shaara's best selling Rise to Rebellion.
©2002 Jeffrey M. Shaara; (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.
"An epic saga...told with emotion, energy, and historical precision. This is vivid and compelling historical fiction, but also a primer on leadership and the arts of war and diplomacy. Shaara reaches new heights here, with a narrative that's impossible to put down." (Publishers Weekly)
"This may be [Shaara's] best book yet...a highly readable tale, history disguised as entertainment." (Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer)
This work replaces 'Gods and Generals' as my favorite Shaara book. I especially liked the continuous thread of events from the beginning to the end of the Revolution. His covering of personalities was well done.
This is a very detailed Doctorate type thesis of the world economy. A lot of effort and research went into this book. However for listening to this book the narration became very monotone. As truthful as this book may very well be it was impossible ot finish.
There really are no characters other than real world powers and leaders. It is obvious that we can't cut them out of the world's financial market.
It was a bit too focused on the military moves of the great men, told in chronological order. It lacked some of the broader context or fascinating tidbits of great histories (maybe the unabridged has more). Still, it was more 'readable' than a textbook, for sure.
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