The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders
The American Revolution was neither inevitable nor a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against each other as loyalists and colonial rebels faced off for their lives and futures. These were the times that tried men's souls: No one was on stable ground, and few could be trusted.
Through the fascinating tales of the first Americans, Legends and Lies: The Patriots reveals the contentious arguments that turned friends into foes and the country into a war zone. From the riots over a child's murder that led to the Boston Massacre to the suspicious return of Ben Franklin, the "First American"; from the Continental Army's first victory under George Washington's leadership to the little-known Southern guerilla campaign of "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion and the celebration of America's first Christmas, The Patriots recreates the amazing combination of resourcefulness, perseverance, strategy, and luck that led to this country's creation.
Told in the same fast-paced, immersive narrative as the first Legends and Lies, The Patriots is an irresistible, adventure-packed journey back into one of the most storied moments of our nation's rich history.
Introduction read by Bill O'Reilly.
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The writing is Not on the same level as the "Killing ..." series. Boring. This narrator makes it four times worse. I have never written a review on audiobooks. But can't recommend this by any means. Will not finish this one.
David Fisher and Bill O'Reilly did a great job covering The Patriots it was engageing and very informative. The only issue I had was Holter Graham reading of it, at times he didn't sound believing or trying to hard a little grating on my mind but other times he would do it justice with the different voices or dialects that were used. Can't wait to watch the TV version of the book.
Public schools would do well to incorporate The Patriots into their history curriculum. Well written, inspiring and future generations can get a real grasp how lucky they are to live in the land of the free and home of the brave.
It is the best history book we have heard on audiobooks. We are both history buffs and my husband and I didn't want to stop listening to it.
good book... not my favorite O'Reilly Book.. but lots of interesting facts... did not seem to flow like his other books, but will worth listening too... I enjoyed it...
Semi-retired, entrepreneur, age 68. Trained in applied science. 35 years experience in communications.
Many well researched tid-bits cause you
to understand history differently than your elementary school books led you to believe.
While reasonably entertaining, I found the halting, staccato narration style to be distracting to the point of irritation. The history was also not as thoroughly researched as it should have been, leaving to conjecture a number of points that have been clarified by researchers. Having recently read Ron Chernow's biographies on both Washington and Hamilton, I was particularly disappointed in the number of points on which Chernow's research was clear that were in this book relegated to obscurity. Case in point: during the description of events leading up to the Hamilton-Burr duel, the book refers to the dinner party where Hamilton made the supposedly offensive remarks as having been attended by "Hamilton and other Republicans" - which, of course, is utterly preposterous. The book does accurately clear up many of the myths surrounding the Founders, but I would view it more as an extended Wikipedia article and by no means a scholarly work. In other words, don't quote it in a term paper.
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