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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 Now historian Derek Beck draws on previously unpublished documents to tell the full story of the war before American independence - from both sides.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 - to the fateful expedition to Concord that resulted in the shot heard round the world. Vividly detailed and meticulously researched, this captivating history reveals in a new light the perspectives and events that altered the futures of not only England and America but the whole world.

©2015 Derek W. Beck (P)2015 Recorded Books

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very well researched and written

loved it, well written and very comprehensive. this book was expertly researched and very well well-written, it pulled together information that you can find scattered in many other historical accounts into what I believe is the most accurate and comprehensive of all

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Learned so much!

I am a historian myself, yet I learned so much. Great writer. I want more from the author.