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    • Lexington and Concord

    • The Battle Heard Round the World
    • By: George C. Daughan
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    George C. Daughan's magnificently detailed account of the battle of Lexington and Concord will challenge the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based as much on economics as on politics.  

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 1812: The Navy's War

    • By: George C. Daughan
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 558
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      4 out of 5 stars 490
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      4 out of 5 stars 490

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open ocean but America's war fleet, only 20 ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed to take the fight to the British and turn the tide of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic, if complicated, account of the war

    • By K. Winters on 02-25-13

    Regular price: $24.05

    • Revolution on the Hudson

    • New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence
    • By: George C. Daughan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than the Hudson River. In 1776 King George III sent the largest amphibious force ever assembled to seize Manhattan and use it as a base from which to push up the Hudson River Valley for a rendezvous at Albany with an impressive army driving down from Canada. George Washington and other patriot leaders shared the king's fixation with the Hudson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revolution on the Hudson Shines

    • By lynne m vokatis on 07-15-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Shining Sea

    • David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812
    • By: George C. Daughan
    • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A few months after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out in the USS Essex on an epic, seventeen-month cruise to the South Seas. Porter was pursuing fame and riches, and by most accounts his odyssey was a stunning success: it brought glory to the fledgling American navy, cemented Porter's reputation as a daring and talented commander, and has long been celebrated as one of the greatest maritime adventures in U.S. history. Less well known, however, is the terrible price that the crew of the Essex paid for their captain's outsized ambitions.

    Regular price: $24.25