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Biography & Memoir


by | Read by Paul Boehmer

Biography & Memoir • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Ira Stoll places Samuel Adams, the "forgotten Founding Father," in historical context, delving into how his Puritan sensibilities informed his vision of independence. Paul Boehmer competently handles the task of reading extended passages of Adams's writings in the slightly foreign-sounding English of the Colonial period, although his attempts to give a British accent to British quotes detract from the overall delivery. With its overabundance of repetitive text, listening to this work is often tediously reminiscent of a college history course, but the importance of this "apostle of liberty” and his influence on our national psyche make this chapter of American history vital to understanding how the past informs our present and our view of ourselves as God's new "chosen people." N.E.M. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2009]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400109784 $34.99 • Nine CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400159789 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400139781 $69.99 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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