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3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Nevin Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The American Story Series Release Date:
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French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, whose thirst for power cannot be quenched, has gained control of New Orleans, a move that gives him potential mastery of the Mississippi River Valley. A country as strong as France could stop America’s free-trade market from growing along the great waterway. American businesses have begun to thrive on the Mississippi, including that of the widow of Danny Mobry, a shipping tycoon and one of the most sought-after women in New Orleans and Washington.

As France forces the young nation’s hand economically and politically, there is a movement in the Northeast to turn toward England. Such a move could bring those states back under the colonial yoke they just shook off. Suddenly the United States is a global nation, as the greatest minds and visionaries of a young America struggle to hold it all together.

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  • “Again and again, that seminal old struggle comes alive with all its drama, bite, and relevance.”

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  • “Historically colorful and accurate.”

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  • “An intelligent, well-crafted drama featuring a cast of authentically rendered historical characters.”

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  • “Brimming with personal and political tension, the gripping narrative vividly re-creates a seminal moment in the infancy of the U.S.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pat | 12/31/2009

    " The early years of America as told by various players--Washington, Madison, Jackson. The reader is definitely NOT my favorite, and the story is a bit bedraggled, but I'm revisiting a lot of history, and learning. "

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About the Author

David Nevin spent his childhood on army bases. On his seventeenth birthday he joined the US Navy at the latter stages of World War II. Later, as a merchant marine, he spent seven years in the Pacific before he returned to the United States and became a journalist. He was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Journalism Award. In addition to writing books on popular history for Time-Life, Nevin continues to write freelance. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Dream West, which became a seven-part miniseries.