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  • The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 | Joseph J. Ellis

    The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    From Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the 13 colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew.

    Angry Squirrel says: "Terrible performance"
  • Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans | Rush Limbaugh

    Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Rush Limbaugh
    • Narrated By Rush Limbaugh
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    Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that’s right. We’ll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds - and won! But not before eight very real years of danger and uncertainty. Be a part of Rush Revere’s crew as we rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air.

    twyla says: "Rush has done it again, He's made History exciting"
  • The Radicalism of the American Revolution | Gordon S. Wood

    The Radicalism of the American Revolution

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    • By Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
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    Grand in scope, rigorous in its arguments, and elegantly synthesizing 30 years of scholarship, Gordon S. Wood's Pulitzer Prize–winning book analyzes the social, political, and economic consequences of 1776. In The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Wood depicts not just a break with England, but the rejection of an entire way of life: of a society with feudal dependencies, a politics of patronage, and a world view in which people were divided between the nobility and "the Herd."

    Neale says: "The matter of class"
  • The American Revolution: 1763-1783: Drama of American History | James Lincoln Collier,Christopher Collier

    The American Revolution: 1763-1783: Drama of American History

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    • By James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
    • Narrated By Jim Manchester
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    The American Revolution examines the people and events involved in the significant war by which the 13 original colonies broke away from England. The authors explain the many sources of conflict between the Americans and the British government, how each side approached the problems, and the results of the escalating violence.

  • The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution: 1763-1789 | Robert Middlekauff

    The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution: 1763-1789

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs)
    • By Robert Middlekauff
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
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    The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically-acclaimed volume - a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize - offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic.

    John says: "Strong History Rich With Behind The Scenes Details"
  • The American Revolution: A History [Modern Library Chronicles] | Gordon S. Wood

    The American Revolution: A History [Modern Library Chronicles]

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
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    The American Revolution signalled a great change in the course of world history and progress. From this colonial revolt sprouted ideals of liberty and democracy, and all the aspirations and ambitions of a new people. In this work, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood discusses the character and consequences of the revolution, grounding the events and ideas that shaped the American consciousness.

    Robert says: "The foremost scholar on the subject"
  • The American Revolution: A Concise History | Robert Allison

    The American Revolution: A Concise History

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    • By Robert Allison
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
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    Here is a brisk, accessible, and vivid introduction to arguably the most important event in the history of the United States: the American Revolution. Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. In this lively account, Robert Allison provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual aspects of the Revolution, paying special attention to the Revolution's causes and consequences.

    George says: "So concise, it's disjointed..."
  • Paul Revere: And the Minutemen of the American Revolution | Ryan P. Randolph

    Paul Revere: And the Minutemen of the American Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Ryan P. Randolph
    • Narrated By Benjamin Becker
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    "Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere." This opening line, from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's tribute poem "Paul Revere's Ride", celebrates a highlight of this Boston-born folk hero's life and times. Like many of his contemporaries, Paul Revere was not only a businessman and family man, but also a soldier and spy. Minutemen were patriots ready at a moment's notice to serve the cause of the Revolution.

  • George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides | Rosalyn Schanzer

    George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides

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    • By Rosalyn Schanzer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
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    George Washington and King George III of Britain had a great deal in common - aside from sharing the same first name. Both loved to hunt and farm, both towered above most other men of their day, and both were dedicated husbands and fathers. Yet despite their similarities, they were destined to become bitter enemies. As the Revolutionary War erupted, people on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean formed very different opinions.

    Emily says: "Great short intro to Revolutionary War figures"
  • The Schoolmaster's Daughter: A Novel of the American Revolution | John Smolens

    The Schoolmaster's Daughter: A Novel of the American Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Smolens
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
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    With the outbreak of the American revolution, Abigail Lovell's family is torn apart - while her schoolmaster father is an outspoken loyalist and prominent figurehead in the community, she and her two brothers engage in acts of espionage to undermine the British forces in Boston. Her sickly older brother, James, operates the patriots’ spy ring while Abigail acts as a courier, eluding increasingly aggressive British patrols. Meanwhile, her younger brother, Benjamin, slips out of Boston to fight alongside Abigail’s love, Ezra, in the battles at Lexington and Concord.

  • The American Revolution | The Great Courses

    The American Revolution

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Allen C. Guelzo
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    Why did 13 colonies believe they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? And how did they eventually manage such an impressive feat? Get the real story on the battle for American independence with Professor Guelzo's 24 gripping lectures.With a focus on the war's strategy, military tactics, logistics, and most fascinating people, these lectures are a must own for anyone curious about the origins of the greatest nation in modern history.

    Eli Beagley Olschewski says: "What every American should listen to."
  • Lafayette and the American Revolution | Russell Freedman

    Lafayette and the American Revolution

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    • By Russell Freedman
    • Narrated By Luis Moreno
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    When the Marquis de Lafayette ran off to join the American Revolution against the explicit orders of the king of France, he was a strong-willed 19-year-old who had never set foot on a battlefield. Although the U.S. Congress granted him an honorary commission only out of respect for his title and wealth, Lafayette quickly earned the respect of his fellow officers with his bravery, devotion to the cause of liberty, and incredible drive. Playing a pivotal role in the Revolution, he led his men to victory at Yorktown.

    Hannah says: "Lafayette and the American Revolution"
  • Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution | The Great Courses

    Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Peter C. Mancall
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    The years between 1760 and 1800 rocked the Western world. These were the years when colonists on the eastern fringes of a continent converted the ideals of Enlightenment thought first into action, then into an actual form of government.Now you can learn why this happened and how the colonists did it-in a series of 48 insightful lectures from an award-winning teacher and author.

    Steven says: "Not a good speaker"
  • The Glorious Cause: A Novel of the American Revolution | Jeff Shaara

    The Glorious Cause: A Novel of the American Revolution

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jeff Shaara
    • Narrated By Barry Bostwick
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    Shaara's sequel to Rise to Rebellion is told from the perspective of some of the most memorable characters in American history. "An epic saga...told with emotion, energy, and historical precision," raves Publishers Weekly. "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."

    A User says: "Shaara's best"
  • The American Revolution of 1800: How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction - and What This Means Today | Dan Sisson

    The American Revolution of 1800: How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction - and What This Means Today

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    • By Dan Sisson
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
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    In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson argues that Thomas Jefferson thought democratic revolutions would be necessary from time to time to break the grip of autocratic factions on the government. That is how Jefferson saw the election of 1800 - and the lessons for today couldn’t be more obvious. Most historians celebrate Jefferson’s victory over Adams in 1800 as the beginning of the two-party system, but Jefferson would have been horrified by this interpretation.

    Jeremy says: "I wish I liked it better"
  • Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It | John Ferling

    Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It

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    • By John Ferling
    • Narrated By Neil Hellegers
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    Amid a great collection of scholarship and narrative history on the Revolutionary War and the American struggle for independence, there is a gaping hole - one that John Ferling's latest audiobook, Whirlwind, will fill. Books chronicling the Revolution have largely ranged from multivolume tomes that appeal to scholars and the most serious general listeners to microhistories that necessarily gloss over swaths of Independence-era history with only cursory treatment.

    Lynn H. Williams says: "Truly a Whirlwind read!"
  • As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution: Oxford University Press: Pivotal Moments in US History | Richard Archer

    As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution: Oxford University Press: Pivotal Moments in US History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Richard Archer
    • Narrated By Fred Stella
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    In the dramatic few years when colonial Americans were galvanized to resist British rule, perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. As If an Enemy's Country is Richard Archer's gripping narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768 and the winter of 1770 when Boston was an occupied town.

    Lynn says: "A fascinating topic, but reads like a Ph.D. thesis"
  • Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution | Kathleen DuVal

    Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kathleen DuVal
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
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    Independence Lost reveals that individual motives counted as much as the ideals of liberty and freedom the Founders espoused: Independence had a personal as well as national meaning, and the choices made by people living outside the colonies were of critical importance to the war's outcome.

  • By the Hand of Providence: How Faith Shaped the American Revolution | Rod Gragg

    By the Hand of Providence: How Faith Shaped the American Revolution

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    • By Rod Gragg
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    This fascinating history, based on meticulous research into the correspondence and documentation of the Founding Fathers, from the crafting of the Declaration of Independence to the signing of the peace treaty with Britain, sheds light on how the Judeo-Christian worldview motivated the Founding Fathers, influenced national independence, inspired our foundational documents, and established the American nation.

    Manuel Deponte says: "Great addition to your American Revolution library"
  • The American Revolution | George H. Smith

    The American Revolution

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    • By George H. Smith
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    In 1776 the 13 American colonies, refusing to pay unjust taxes, declared their independence from Britain. The resulting years of war became known as the American Revolution, but many of the Founding Fathers believed the real American revolution was not the war with Britain but the revolution in ideas that had preceded and caused the war. From 1760 to 1775, many Americans were transformed from loyal British subjects into rebels. Together, the 13 colonies set out to create something new: a government that derived its just authority from the consent of the governed.

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