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  • Igniting the American Revolution

  • 1773-1775
  • By: Derek W. Beck
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
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Igniting the American Revolution

By: Derek W. Beck
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Summary

Few Americans know that the Revolutionary War did not begin with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, but over a year earlier, in April 1775. Now historian Derek Beck draws on previously unpublished documents to tell the full story of the war before American independence - from both sides.

Spanning the years 1773 to 1776, this audiobook sweeps listeners from the Boston Tea Party to the halls of Parliament - where Ben Franklin was almost run out of England for pleading on behalf of the colonies - to the fateful expedition to Concord that resulted in the shot heard round the world. Vividly detailed and meticulously researched, this captivating history reveals in a new light the perspectives and events that altered the futures of not only England and America but the whole world.

©2015 Derek W. Beck (P)2015 Recorded Books

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  • tracey68
  • 15-10-17

Learned so much!

I am a historian myself, yet I learned so much. Great writer. I want more from the author.

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  • Christopher Velez
  • 22-08-16

very well researched and written

loved it, well written and very comprehensive. this book was expertly researched and very well well-written, it pulled together information that you can find scattered in many other historical accounts into what I believe is the most accurate and comprehensive of all

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-21

This book shows why we need 2nd amendment

I loved this book because it showed how wrong Biden is. We all types of weapons are needed because never know when your government becomes your enemy. God Bless America.

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  • Steve Cox
  • 07-09-21

Author's "truth" is canted one way...

The author makes a big deal about how he strives for "truth" and throws a lot of shade on the books that cast the revolutionaries as all honorable patriots. Fair enough, but in his book he goes to great length to drape the motivations and acts of the British as honor driven and their atrocities as a result of earlier bad acts by the "yankee horde"... a half step short of justifying the British vengeful murders and destruction. When he does call out the horrendous violence by the British regulars run amok, he suggests that the fine honorable British officers simply lost control of their rightfully enraged soldiers in the fog of war, or like excuses.

The truth is the truth should be strived for, but the author's aggressively one-sided, Pro-British coloring of the facts is no better "truth" than the most "rose colored" Revolutionary views before written.

Thank you for your service in the Air Force... but your service/patriotism does give you carte blanche to deliver your skewed views as "truth" without reproach.

8.5 hours but through but no further... returning this one.

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  • Jimmyjoejangles
  • 21-07-21

About patriotism...

To me patriotism is about home, like protecting your home. So within your borders and any bordering countries you are a patriot. But if you spend two months at sea to be a patriot, you are really being an oppressor.

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  • P. K. Bethune
  • 18-07-21

well written and well performed

this is an excellent book giving many details I had not before known. my only quibble is that the author chose to use the word "servant" to describe persons who were certainly enslaved. this is a cowardly choice.

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  • DM
  • 16-03-22

excellent detailed history

A very well written and detailed account of the beginnings of the American Revolution. probably bring best step by step, blow by blow, account of all the comings and goings of both The British Army and minutemen from Lexington to Concord I've read. well worth the read for just those chapters.

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  • Happy Online Shopper
  • 08-03-22

interesting!

As a college student studying US History, I was grateful to learn so many facts that are not well-known.

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  • Roger Hawkins
  • 31-10-21

Excellent book

This book is very informative and well written. The author tries to show no bias and covers both sides during this time period. I highly recommend this title.

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  • Kevin Mulligan
  • 30-09-21

Truly loved it.

As a truck driver, interested in history I found this book to be a great listen.

Since I'm a history buff, there was a lot I actually learned that I hadn't heard before period