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- By: Ian W. Toll
- Narrated by: Stephen Lang
- Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military had become the most divisive issue facing the new government. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy protect American commerce against the Mediterranean pirates, or drain the treasury and provoke hostilities with the great powers? The founders, particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams, debated these questions fiercely and switched sides more than once.
BE ADVISED THIS BOOK IS ABRIDGED
- By George Carpenter III on 09-11-08
Great Book but Abridged
This is a good historical read. Seems to be well documented and sounds like a historical novel instead of non-fiction. Would have liked an unabridged version though.
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Your First Listen
- Length: 4 mins
- Original Recording
Your Audible adventures begin right here.
It was great
- By aareal on 11-23-08
- Your First Listen
Interesting choice for a first listen. It's actually pretty good - then again it's Steve Martin.