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Author: Alan Axelrod Narrator: David Drummond Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781481581943
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History celebrates George Washington as the leader of the American Revolution and the father of his country. But what has gone previously unexamined is Washington’s life as a twenty-two-year-old lieutenant colonel; he led four hundred American militiamen against a bigger, more experienced French army and paid a high price. Not only did Washington lose over a third of his men, but the Battle of Great Meadows was also the spark that ignited the French and Indian War. 

Yet in the midst of this bitter battle, Washington forged the intellectual, visceral, and spiritual aspects that enabled him to achieve all that he did in the years that followed. In this never-before-told account, historian Alan Axelrod examines the geopolitical, financial, and intensely personal issues that shaped the leader Washington would become. 

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  • “David Drummond finds the thread and inner logic of Axelrod’s narrative, and draws together his numerous themes into a compelling and satisfying story. Drummond’s brisk, unaffected delivery matches Alexrod’s unromanticized portrait of the great Founding Father…richness, breadth, and nuance are enhanced in this fine production.”


  • “Informative and readable…The author manages to evoke the period extremely well despite the brevity of his narrative and provides sufficient background to make the events intelligible, not to mention energetic and gripping.”

    Library Journal

  • Blooding at Great Meadows is an amazing scrutiny of life-shaping events in a legendary national leader.”

    Midwest Book Review

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 7/7/2009

    " Good historical documentation, but somewhat tedious story of Washington’s first command, which was characterized by errors and ended in surrender. This is advanced-intermediate history--not a good first read on Washington. "

About the Author

Alan Axelrod is the author of numerous books on history, business, and management. He has been a creative consultant to such television documentaries and series as The Wild West and Civil War Journal for the Discovery Channel. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

About the Narrator

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, fantasy, military, thrillers, and humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love ’Em or Lose ’Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, he keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.