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- The Birth of American Independence
- By: Joseph J. Ellis
- Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
- Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them. In a brilliant and seamless narrative, Ellis meticulously examines the most influential figures in this propitious moment, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Britain’s Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe. He weaves together the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, and shows how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other.
Revolutionary Summer tells an old story in a new way, with a freshness at once colorful and compelling.
- By Andrew on 12-18-18
Informative Overivew of the Early Years
What did you love best about Revolutionary Summer?
The narration was wonderful, and the book covers the diverse personalities well.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Revolutionary Summer?
Nothing stands out in particular, it was uniformly good.
Have you listened to any of Stefan Rudnicki’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes! This narration falls right in line with Rudnicki’s other performances
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?