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From the author of the acclaimed history The Island at the Center of the World, an intimate new epic of the American Revolution that reinforces its meaning for today. With America's founding principles being debated today as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those principles were forged. Drawing on new sources, he weaves the lives of six people into a seamless narrative that casts fresh light on the range of experience in colonial America on the cusp of revolution. While some of the protagonists - a Native American warrior, a British aristocrat, George Washington - play major roles on the field of battle, others - a woman, a slave, and a laborer - struggle no less valiantly to realize freedom for themselves.

Through these lives we understand that the Revolution was, indeed, fought over the meaning of individual freedom, a philosophical idea that became a force for violent change. A powerful narrative and a brilliant defense of American values, Revolution Song makes the compelling case that the American Revolution is still being fought today and that its ideals are worth defending.

©2018 Russell Shorto (P)2018 Recorded Books

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WOW

I have renewed my interest in our country's history and the way this author put these six individuals lives together was so in lighting.

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An inspiring book

I was a little concerned about the length of the book, but it was well worth it.

Venture Smith has become my new hero. I actually had tears in my eyes when he went to make an installment on buying his freedom, but the guy just gave him his freedom. Venture took a mountain of lemons and made something quite inspiring. This only served to reinforce my belief that it's never too late to pull yourself up.

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The history we were never taught.

A human and personal perspective on the events of America's founding. Educational and insightful. Informative.

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Highly recommend this book!!

So interesting how these 6 people’s lives wove together and each tell a story that’s still relatable today.
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Spellbinding!!

Using the stories of six individuals to tell the story of the American revolution and what it still means for Americans today is genius. Fascinating and educational at the same time. I never wanted it to end. If all history was told this well....

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Shorto Does it Again

Russell Shorto brings history alive! Great stories and great reading - kept me interested from start to finish! I like how the stories offer different perspectives on a time in history I thought I knew a little better than I actually do. Also, I realize that not much is all that different today Politically as it was then. Same fights! Thank you for writing it and performing it!

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A cumbersome but enlightening read.

This book, for me, reads like a text book. But. the stories of the look lesser known players in America's Revolutionary history are fascinating and enlightening.

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A story that brings you right into the past

Told from different viewpoints, this brings the American Revolution alive in a way that made me stay awake listening too many nights!

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An American Saga Only Shorto Can Author

The personal oddysey of the 6 historical figures told within bring the pre-revolution period to life that resonate through the many generations to present-day times.

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Captivating

I was captivated by these interwoven stories and felt truly transported back to revolutionary times.