American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution, Walter R. Borneman
  • List: $26.98  |  Sale: $18.89
    Club: $13.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution

Author: Walter R. Borneman

Narrator: Tom Taylorson

Unabridged: 13 hr 44 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 05/06/2014

Genre: History - Military - United States

Synopsis

A vibrant new look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous, and a fractured and ragtag group of colonial militias had to coalesce rapidly to have even the slimmest chance of toppling the mighty British Army.AMERICAN SPRING follows a fledgling nation from Paul Revere's little-known ride of December 1774 and the first shots fired on Lexington Green through the catastrophic Battle of Bunker Hill, culminating with a Virginian named George Washington taking command of colonial forces on July 3, 1775.Focusing on the colorful heroes John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and the ordinary Americans caught up in the revolution, Walter R. Borneman uses newly available sources and research to tell the story of how a decade of discontent erupted into an armed rebellion that forged our nation.

Recommended

The Vietnam War An Intimate History, Geoffrey C. Ward
The Vietnam War
by Geoffrey C. Ward

From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be ...

Narrator: Brian Corrigan,Ken Burns
Published: 09/05/2017

The Fighters, C. J. Chivers
The Fighters
by C. J. Chivers

“Unflinching, insightful, and humane. I can think of no other book that takes as its charge so ambitious a goal: to take the full measure of America’s wars in this new century. A landmark work.”—Doug Stanton, New York Times b...

Narrator: Scott Brick
Published: 08/14/2018

My Share of the Task A Memoir, General Stanley McChrystal
My Share of the Task
by General Stanley McChrystal

“Never shall I fail my comrades. . . . I will shoulder more than my share of the task, whatever it may be, one hundred percent and then some.” —from the Ranger Creed In early March 2010, General Stanley McChrystal, the command...

Narrator: Kevin Collins
Published: 01/07/2013

Surprise, Kill, Vanish The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins, Annie Jacobsen
Surprise, Kill, Vanish
by Annie Jacobsen

*The USA Today bestseller* Surprise... your target.Kill... your enemy.Vanish... without a trace.From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units.When diplomacy fails, and war is unwise, the pr...

Narrator: Annie Jacobsen
Published: 05/14/2019

Gray Work Confessions of an American Paramilitary Spy, Jamie Smith
Gray Work
by Jamie Smith

In this unprecedented book, a paramilitary contractor with more than two decades of experience gives us a firsthand look into the secret lives of America’s private warriors and their highly covert work around the world. Author Jamie Smith has...

Narrator: Jeff Gurner
Published: 06/30/2015

Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss
Presidents of War
by Michael Beschloss

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime chief executives  Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at ...

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 10/09/2018

12 Strong The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers, Doug Stanton
12 Strong
by Doug Stanton

“A thrilling action ride of a book” (The New York Times Book Review)—from Jerry Bruckheimer in theaters everywhere January 19, 2018—the New York Times bestselling, true-life account of a US Special Forces team deployed to dan...

Narrator: Jack Garrett,Dennis Boutsikaris
Published: 03/08/2011

On Desperate Ground The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle, Hampton Sides
On Desperate Ground
by Hampton Sides

"Superb...A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail...This war story — the fight to break out of a frozen hell near the Chosin Reservoir — has been told many times before. But Sides tells it exce...

Narrator: David Pittu
Published: 10/02/2018

The Vietnam War An Intimate History, Geoffrey C. Ward
The Vietnam War
by Geoffrey C. Ward

From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be ...

Narrator: Brian Corrigan,Ken Burns
Published: 09/05/2017
{"id":"474224","ean":"9781619691520","abr":"Unabridged","title":"American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution","subtitle":"Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution","author":"Walter R. Borneman","rating_average":"4.5","narrator":"Tom Taylorson","ubr_id":"474224","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"26.98","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"17.54","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Tom Taylorson","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 14 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}