Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America's Hidden History
In the dramatic period from 1800 through 1850, the United States emerged from its inauspicious beginning as a tiny newborn nation, to a near-empire that spanned the continent. It was a time in which the “dream of our founders” spread in ways that few men of that Revolutionary Generation could possibly have imagined. And it was an era that led to the great, tragic conflagration that followed—the American Civil War.
The narratives that form A Nation Rising each exemplify the “hidden history” of America, exploring a vastly more complex path to nationhood than the national myth of a destiny made manifest by visionary political leaders and fearless pioneers. Davis explores:
This audiobook is not only riveting storytelling in its own right but a stirring reminder of the ways in which our history continues to shape our present.
©2010 Kenneth C. Davis (P)2010 Random House
I liked the format of 6 individual historical incidents, none of which were overly long, but each of which was detailed enough to paint a clear picture of how life had been during the period. The topics were not the typical ones most of us learned in school, and it was refreshing to hear how individual personality traits, political intrigue, and racial and religious intolerance also played a part in the history of our country. And the narrator was great as well.
I listened to this audiobook pretty much all in one sitting, and strange though it may be to say about a history book, I will probably listen to this one again...
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