Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2010
CD ISBN 9780739334515 $32.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN 9780739334522 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2010
CD ISBN 9781415963111 $32.00 Six CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Taking issue with the euphemism and understatement that tend to mask history, the author covers six lesser-known aspects of America's past. Robertson Dean's rich voice brings drama and emotion to the stories, which recount Aaron Burr's trial, incidents of anti-Catholic sentiment, the Amistad rebellion, and the Seminole wars in Florida. The stories are rich in detail: Aaron Burr's biography includes a march to Quebec with Benedict Arnold, while Andrew Jackson's childhood experience as a British prisoner works its way into the story of his meeting with a Native American warrior. Davis's account is best as an introduction to these historical events. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2010]
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