Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero, Cate Lineberry
  • List: $16.99  |  Sale: $11.89
    Club: $8.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

Author: Cate Lineberry

Narrator: JD Jackson

Unabridged: 8 hr 15 min

Format: Digital Audiobook (DRM Protected)

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 01/24/2018

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Historical

Synopsis

Facing death rather than enslavement—a story of one man's triumphant choice and ultimate rise to national hero. It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old slave named Robert Smalls did the unthinkable and boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife and two young children hidden on board, Smalls and a small crew ran a gauntlet of heavily armed fortifications in Charleston Harbor and delivered the valuable vessel and the massive guns it carried to nearby Union forces. To be unsuccessful was a death sentence for all. Smalls' courageous and ingenious act freed him and his family from slavery and immediately made him a Union hero while simultaneously challenging much of the country's view of what African Americans were willing to do to gain their freedom. After his escape, Smalls served in numerous naval campaigns off Charleston as a civilian boat pilot and eventually became the first black captain of an Army ship. In a particularly poignant moment Smalls even bought the home that he and his mother had once served in as house slaves.

Recommended

Churchill Walking with Destiny, Andrew Roberts
Churchill
by Andrew Roberts

List: $45.00

Sale: $31.50

Club: $22.50

Narrator: Stephen Thorne
Published: 11/06/2018

Daughters of the Winter Queen Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots, Nancy Goldstone
Daughters of the Winter Queen
by Nancy Goldstone

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Laura Kirman
Published: 04/10/2018

Lincoln's Melancholy How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness, Joshua Shenk
Lincoln's Melancholy
by Joshua Shenk

List: $25.87

Sale: $18.11

Club: $12.93

Narrator: Richard Davidson
Published: 09/22/2005

Jefferson Architect of American Liberty, John B. Boles
Jefferson
by John B. Boles

List: $29.98

Sale: $20.99

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Michael Johnson
Published: 04/25/2017

Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-in) The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant, Shrabani Basu
Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-in)
by Shrabani Basu

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki
Published: 08/29/2017

Genghis Khan His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy, Frank McLynn
Genghis Khan
by Frank McLynn

List: $34.98

Sale: $24.48

Club: $17.48

Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon
Published: 09/01/2015

Hitler Ascent 1889-1939, Volker Ullrich
Hitler
by Volker Ullrich

List: $39.98

Sale: $27.98

Club: $19.98

Narrator: Don Hagen
Published: 09/01/2016

Waco A Survivor's Story, David Thibodeau
Waco
by David Thibodeau

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Robert Fass
Published: 01/02/2018

Napoleon A Life, Andrew Roberts
Napoleon
by Andrew Roberts

List: $35.00

Sale: $24.50

Club: $17.50

Narrator: John Lee
Published: 11/04/2014
{"id":"2012020","ean":"9781977371485","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero","subtitle":"The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero","author":"Cate Lineberry","rating_average":"5","narrator":"JD Jackson","ubr_id":"2012020","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"16.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"10.19","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"JD Jackson","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 8 hr 20 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}