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Download America - Empire Of Liberty: Volume 1: Liberty And Slavery Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (87 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Reynolds Narrator: David Reynolds Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is the first of three audio volumes taken from the 90-part Radio 4 series.

It tells the story of America through the voices of those who were there, from presidents to slaves. It celebrates the American achievement and evokes the sound and colour of daily life; it also explores the paradoxes of American history. through three themes - empire, liberty and faith - that together this vivid saga.

PART ONE - from the beginnings to the start of the Civil War in 1861 The series is written and presented by David Reynolds - a prize-winning Cambridge historian whose previous work for the BBC includes the 2008 TV series Summits. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Richard Thomas | 8/12/2013

    " An excellent up to date general history which does not gloss over the darker side of the country's past. It helps the reader to understand what makes the country tick and the strange sense of insecurity which, to a foreigner seems to indicate an insecurity which the standing of the USA belies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rafael | 8/15/2012

    " Una de las mejores historias de Estados Unidos. Mezlca la historia con cartas, etc de las epocas que desarrollando "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Duff | 1/29/2012

    " A fantastic one-volume history of the U.S. Perhaps I liked it because I'm Canadian (and a new American) and hadn't been forced to suffer through this material as a youth. But Reynolds book is engaging and a remarkably quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peter | 6/2/2011

    " A readable, succinct history of the USA. Highly recommended. "

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