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  • The War Before Independence: 1775-1776 | Derek W. Beck

    The War Before Independence: 1775-1776

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Derek W. Beck
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    The United States was creeping ever closer to independence. The shot heard round the world still echoed in the ears of Parliament as impassioned revolutionaries took up arms for and against king and country. In this captivating blend of careful research and rich narrative, Derek W. Beck continues his exploration into the period preceding the Declaration of Independence, just days into the new Revolutionary War. The War Before Independence transports listeners into the violent years of 1775 and 1776, with the infamous Battle of Bunker Hill.

  • Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775 | Derek W. Beck

    Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Derek W. Beck
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Few Americans know that the Revolutionary War did not begin with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, but over a year earlier, in April 1775. Now historian Derek Beck draws on previously unpublished documents to tell the full story of the war before American independence - from both sides. Spanning the years 1773 to 1776, this audiobook sweeps listeners from the Boston Tea Party to the halls of Parliament - where Ben Franklin was almost run out of England for pleading on behalf of the colonies.

    Christopher Velez says: "very well researched and written"
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