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  • Washington's Crossing | David Hackett Fischer

    Washington's Crossing

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Hackett Fischer
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    This New York Times best seller is a thrilling account of one of the most pivotal moments in United States history. Six months after the Declaration of Independence, America was nearly defeated. Then on Christmas night, George Washington led his men across the Delaware River to destroy the Hessians at Trenton. A week later Americans held off a counterattack, and in a brilliant tactical move, Washington crept behind the British army to win another victory. The momentum had reversed.

    William says: "Particularly Good Military History"
  • Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America, Vol. 1 | David Hackett Fischer

    Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America, Vol. 1

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Hackett Fischer
    • Narrated By Julian Elfer
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    This fascinating audiobook is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time.

    leonie says: "This is great, much more than title suggests"
  • Champlain's Dream | David Hackett Fischer

    Champlain's Dream

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By David Hackett Fischer
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain - soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France. We remember Champlain mainly as a great explorer. On foot and by ship and canoe, he traveled through what are now six Canadian provinces and five American states. Over more than 30 years he founded, colonized, and administered French settlements in North America.

    Jonah says: "Excellent Narration - Illuminating History"
  • Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement | David Hackett Fischer,James C. Kelly

    Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Hackett Fischer, James C. Kelly
    • Narrated By Bruce Miles
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    (18)
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    (16)
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    Bound Away offers a new understanding of the westward movement. After the Turner thesis which celebrated the frontier as the source of American freedom and democracy, and the iconoclasm of the new western historians who dismissed the idea of the frontier as merely a mask for conquest and exploitation, David Hackett Fischer and James C. Kelly take a third approach to the subject.

    Peter Stephens says: "Good mix of historiography and facts"
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