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REVOLUTIONARIES A New History of the Invention of America

by | Read by Bronson Pinchot

History • 18 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

The author starts with the story of John Adams, a lawyer of modest career goals who became president through his role in the Revolutionary War. His story sets the tone for this retelling of the revolution as Rakove considers Adams's reluctance to join the political fray. Bronson Pinchot's reading is low-key but effective in capturing the ideas and personalities of familiar revolutionaries such as George Washington and those lesser known such as John Dickinson. Much of the book may sound familiar; it could serve as a textbook on the American Revolution. However, the emphasis on people as Rakove discusses issues such as enlisting black soldiers and setting the powers of government is fresh. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2011]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 9781441773425 $34.95 • Fifteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441773432 $29.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CS ISBN 9781441773401 $85.95 • Fourteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441773418 $118.00 • Fifteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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