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    • Albion's Seed

    • Four British Folkways in America, Vol. 1
    • By: David Hackett Fischer
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    This fascinating audiobook is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is great, much more than title suggests

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-26-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Paul Revere's Ride

    • By: David Hackett Fischer
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Paul Revere's midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history - yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. In Paul Revere's Ride, David Hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative that offers deep insight into the outbreak of revolution and the emergence of the American republic. Beginning in the years before the eruption of war, Fischer illuminates the figure of Paul Revere.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Damn

    • By Claudio on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Washington's Crossing

    • By: David Hackett Fischer
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 836
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433

    This New York Times best seller is a thrilling account of one of the most pivotal moments in United States history. Six months after the Declaration of Independence, America was nearly defeated. Then on Christmas night, George Washington led his men across the Delaware River to destroy the Hessians at Trenton. A week later Americans held off a counterattack, and in a brilliant tactical move, Washington crept behind the British army to win another victory. The momentum had reversed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Particularly Good Military History

    • By William on 10-11-04

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Champlain's Dream

    • By: David Hackett Fischer
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain - soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France. We remember Champlain mainly as a great explorer. On foot and by ship and canoe, he traveled through what are now six Canadian provinces and five American states. Over more than 30 years he founded, colonized, and administered French settlements in North America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narration - Illuminating History

    • By jmholmberg on 11-02-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Bound Away

    • Virginia and the Westward Movement
    • By: David Hackett Fischer, James C. Kelly
    • Narrated by: Bruce Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Bound Away offers a new understanding of the westward movement. After the Turner thesis which celebrated the frontier as the source of American freedom and democracy, and the iconoclasm of the new western historians who dismissed the idea of the frontier as merely a mask for conquest and exploitation, David Hackett Fischer and James C. Kelly take a third approach to the subject.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed cultural history

    • By Andrew Glasgow on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $28.00