Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots

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The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders

The American Revolution was neither inevitable nor a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against each other as loyalists and colonial rebels faced off for their lives and futures. These were the times that tried men's souls: No one was on stable ground, and few could be trusted.

Through the fascinating tales of the first Americans, Legends and Lies: The Patriots reveals the contentious arguments that turned friends into foes and the country into a war zone. From the riots over a child's murder that led to the Boston Massacre to the suspicious return of Ben Franklin, the "First American"; from the Continental Army's first victory under George Washington's leadership to the little-known Southern guerilla campaign of "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion and the celebration of America's first Christmas, The Patriots recreates the amazing combination of resourcefulness, perseverance, strategy, and luck that led to this country's creation.

Told in the same fast-paced, immersive narrative as the first Legends and Lies, The Patriots is an irresistible, adventure-packed journey back into one of the most storied moments of our nation's rich history.

Introduction read by Bill O'Reilly.

©2016 Warm Springs Productions, LLC and Life of O'Reilly Productions (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Great history lesson

This was such an eye opening book, about history I thought I knew. I learned alot about the different peoples roles in making America .

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Great history lesson

All the stuff we were never taught in school…
Love the true story nature of so many big figures presented in a realistic and modern view. Would love for my children to understand how this country was built by real people in real struggles striving for such big ideas! Great experience

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Excellent history

Very informative. Orielly delivers again. Look forward to another in his series! Only problem is deciding which one.

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Fascinating Historical Review

Would you consider the audio edition of Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots to be better than the print version?

For the first time I listened to sections of a book more than once. This book served both as a review of historical events whose details had been forgotten and revelation of details about people and events that were never in history books. I both enoyed and learned a lot from listening to this book, a great combination. Often after listening to a book I wish for the printed version so that I can more easily return to passages, but the organization of the chapters in this book make a redundant printed copy less desirable.

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Great concise history lessons.

Where does Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Bill's books are great, have read most of them.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots?

True historical miraculous wonders

Which character – as performed by Holter Graham and Bill O'Reilly – was your favorite?

Washington

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, several

Any additional comments?

Keep up the good work. Americans are brain dead to our founding historical inceptions.

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Worth buying, enjoyed listening.

I listened through in just a few sittings, mostly in the car. Great stories, great readings. Wanting more at the end. Already purchased the next audible book from these three talented men Fisher, O'Reilly, and Graham. You won't regret the purchase.

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More disjointed than other books in this series.

Not as enjoyable as other books in this series, nonetheless a somewhat informative read; but lacking a smooth flow. The story loses focus halfway through and struggles to recover. Disjointed telling of the Revolutionary War with some loss of focus on the Founders at times and chapters that suddenly move to unrelated topics. Caused me to lose interest in any related iteration covering this time period (i.e., Killing England, etc.).

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I found this to be very interesting.

This book is a must read for all. it's interesting to note that there elections were as bad as our elections today. See Chapter 10.

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Essential for any American History buff

Bill O'Reilly has done it again! This book has so much awesome content that you never learned in school, no wonder so many people know so little about about our country's founding! If you like history and want to know the real story of our founders then this is the book for you. You will not be disappointed.

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True History

I really enjoyed listening to This book. I learned some facts and was also refreshed on some facts. It was presented in an appealing way. The book held my interest. I would recommend it to anyone. As a United States citizen, it is important to remember our history.

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