Saving Washington

The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn
Narrated by: Michael Crouch
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The lost story of “America’s 400 Spartans” - an army of unexpected heroes who changed the course of history.

On a marshy Brooklyn battlefield on August 27, 1776, four hundred men from Baltimore, Maryland, assembled to do battle against a vastly superior British army. Seemingly overnight, these young soldiers had matured from naïve teenagers to perhaps the most important, yet most forgotten, citizen soldiers in all of American history: “America’s 400 Spartans.”

Saving Washington follows young Joshua Bolton and his childhood friend Ben, a freed black man, as they witness British tyranny firsthand, become enraptured by the cause, and ultimately enlist to defend their new nation in a battle that galvanized the American nation on the eve of its birth. 

Chris Formant’s gripping tale blends real-life historical figures and events with richly developed fictional characters in a multi-dimensional world of intrigue, romance, comradeship, and sacrifice, transporting us two-and-a-half centuries back in time to the bustling streets of Baltimore and the bloody, smoke-filled carnage of battle in Brooklyn.

©2019 Chris Formant (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Epoch story that you probably have never heard

This story reminds me of the Killer Angels and the story of Gettysburg and the bravery and courage of a small group of young men from Baltimore that literally saved our nation in the Battle of Brooklyn at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Chris brings the emotions and passion that fueled the birth of our nation.

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An awesome “turn of events” book!

Listened to the entire book and finished it on Maryland Day! So much forgotten history that was brought to light by this inspiring book. Very well written, many inspiring stories of bravery and passion. A must have in the history collection.