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The American Revolution

A Captivating Guide to the American Revolutionary War and the United States of America's Struggle for Independence from Great Britain
Narrated by: Randy Whitlow
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: History, American
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Summary

Explore the captivating history of the American Revolution!

In an era where political discourse is becoming increasingly polarized, it is worth reflecting on the circumstances of America’s foundation. 

This captivating history audiobook presents a general outline of the American Revolution, focusing largely on the period between the outbreak of rebellion in 1765 until the ratification of the US Constitution in 1789. In homage to the original 13 colonies, the audiobook is divided into 13 chapters.  

In The American Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the American Revolutionary War and the United States of America's Struggle for Independence from Great Britain, you will discover topics such as:

  • Colonial America
  • The Seven Years’ War and its consequences
  • Taxation without representation
  • The road to war
  • David versus Goliath
  • Independence
  • Washington on the ropes
  • The international dimension
  • War in the South
  • Surrender at Yorktown
  • An imperfect union
  • A more perfect union
  • Manifest Destiny
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about the American Revolution, scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button!

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Educational but also kept my interest

Brought back my school days ----- but done in a very interesting way. Made our forefathers seem very real. Must read for history buffs.

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One of the excellent history books.

I loved the writers style, you can see how many audible I already have from this author. It was very engaging which is not often the case in historical-fiction novels. Definitely read and enjoy,

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History Made Fun for me.

I am by no means an avid reader. Nor am I a history enthusiast. I was however, thoroughly impressed with, and entertained by this history lesson as told by Captivating History.

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Rise to Rebellion

Very well done. It provides a background for the Revolution which most history classes don't discuss in the detail found in this book.

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Great Book!

I thought this book did excellent tribute to the men who established our country. Wonderful book Captivating History ! I can't wait to read the sequel.

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This is an outstanding volume.

The author presents a comprehensive, unbiased illumination of the climate of the time and complex historical figures who shaped America’s future in ways that have seemed obscure until now. It reveals the political and emotional agendas that shaped actions and conflicts, and ways participants moved toward realizing their individual and collective goals.

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Learning from the past.

This book fills in the spaces that were neglected in our American History classes. Most Americans don't appreciate how close we came to not being an independent country.

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An eye opener

An eye opener. When I learned about this period in American history it was too concentrated on battles and the two major documents with 3 hrs and 38 mins context.

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A classic book

The book contains many interesting statistics gleaned from the research of economic historians that many books on the Revolution do not include. I would have liked to see a few topics included that were not. For example, the claim by some historians, following the economic interpretation of the Revolution outlined by Charles Beard in the early 20th century, that the extensive debt of Virginia planters and New England merchants was a key motivation for supporting the rebellion. This is a long and detailed book, but it is well worth the effort because it is comprehensive, tells an integrated and interesting story of the Revolution, and may well become a classic.

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All fresh information for me.

This, on a few rare occasions confused me just a little in audio, since I couldn't go back and read something prior. The read was excellent. I highly recommend this to anyone. Side note: there is a good bit more about slavery and how it shaped politics, economics, and our present day than I would have expected, or had ever read about before.

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  • KickingChemo
  • 22-02-19

everything you need to know...

general layout given on the times leading up to the Revolutionary War and the times thereafter...would love to have detailed battle encounters but that is in other books I reckon. a good read/listen

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  • Jason T. Chen
  • 23-01-19

A treat in the absolute!

The author stays faithful to historical facts; but his incredible ability to delight in storytelling, is reminiscent of stories from a favorite uncle over a camp fire one wishes would never end.

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  • David Sherrer
  • 22-01-19

Different true, but still good

I love these kind of books because a good author can make the history seem as real as possible. With this book the author follows the grand tradition that his father started with "The Killer Angles". Primarily the book follows Ben Franklin, John Adams, Sam Adams, General Gage and Gerorge Washintion.

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  • John M. Depasquale
  • 22-01-19

Well rounded book

In his other books much of the action is centered around battles, that is not the case in this book. Much of the action is centered around the behind the scenes stories that led to the battles. I was very impressed with that aspect of it. Anyone who is even slightly interested in how the the revolution came about will be hooked from page one. Highly recommended this book.

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  • Michael C. Walker
  • 22-01-19

Outstanding Book

I have just finished The American Revolution and loved it. As a history major in college I have been forced to read a great number of textbooks on the subject and found this help put events in order and clarify the many facets of this most moments event in our nation's history.

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  • Mattie S. Bates
  • 22-01-19

Excellent...

A great look at the founding of our country using the actual writings of our Fathers. The story tells details missed in history books and is written in a manner that is easy to read and feel the emotions interspersed in the text. I found it hard to set down and can't wait to read the next volume. If you like history, this is a must read.

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  • Pamela
  • 22-01-19

Rise to Literary Greatness

You can learn a lot of history in an entertaining fashion from Captivating History. He just keeps getting better, and every history buff should have his work.

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  • John L Morton
  • 20-01-19

Can't get enough from Captivating History.

I read and loved American Colonies, this is a great read right after that. Very thoughtful and resourceful - many details I haven't heard before. My strong recommendations for history lovers.

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  • Brittany C. McKinney
  • 20-01-19

My strong recommendations for history lovers

I thought I understood this time period but learned I was grossly under-informed prior to reading this book. Take the time, read this, and learn even how much of today's civil and political environment can be traced back to this time period.

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  • Aryeh Madina
  • 20-01-19

One of the best book on American history.

One of the best books on American history I have ever read. Incredibly comprehensive, it sets the context of the founding of the country by explaining what was going on internationally, in the West Indies, with the Indians and in the minds and hearts of the people living in the 18th century. Read this to appreciate that the United States is truly an experiment and we are still experimenting.