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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (115 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Morgan Narrator: David Drummond Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781611746709
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From Thomas Jefferson's birth in 1743 to the California Gold Rush in 1849, America's Manifest Destiny comes to life. The dream became reality in the stories of Jefferson and nine other Americans whose adventurous spirits and lust for land pushed the westw Download and start listening now!

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  • Selected for the November 2011 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aileen Lundeen | 2/17/2014

    " What a meaty read! This is the kind of history book I can really get into. I recommend this book to anyone. I am going to encourage my kids to read it. Well written, and interesting, I am glad I won it on First Reads! If I taught history, I would require my students to read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Dykes | 2/3/2014

    " I enjoyed this book and learned so much about the men who's actions and dreams helped make this country great. My favorite was the chapter of David Crockett since I have never read to much about him. I know about him from movies and such. Very well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Buske | 1/1/2014

    " A pretty good examination of 19th century US History as it relates to the conquest of the American West. It's presented as a series of mini-biographies of the relevant characters from Thomas Jefferson to Winfield Scott or James K Polk to Nicolas Trist. It drags a bit at times but some of it is very interesting, particularly to me, the chapters on the Mexican War and how it was won. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 11/1/2013

    " Pretty Interesting Book and learned about those that were mentioned in the book and how they influenced the western United States. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Socraticgadfly | 9/9/2013

    " OK, but not great, including one notable historical error. (Andrew Jackson never "won" the election of 1824 only to lose it later.) Had I not learned a few things about Winfield Scott in the chapter on him, I might have three-starrred the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay Schutt | 9/8/2013

    " This book consisted of short biograghies of historical figures who had a part in the westward expansion. It could spark your interest of reading more complete biograghies of those people or related events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caryn | 3/16/2013

    " If history class was this interesting there would be a lot more history majors. The book tells about many different historical figures that were prominent in the Western expansion. The political intrigue was fascinating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jay | 1/31/2013

    " Like another reviewer, my review and rating is based on the audio version of the book. Certainly the subject matter is interesting but the narrator makes staying interested difficult. In reality, the narrator does more harm to this book than good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richie | 1/31/2013

    " I found this book to be highly informative in terms of the westward expansion. It tells the stories of the men who are believed by the author to be influential in shaping what would become the west as we know it today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George Wallace | 9/7/2012

    " Morgan sees most of these events through a modern PC filter. It's rather annoying to inpugn 2012 motives on early 19th century actions. Otherwise, an interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 7/14/2012

    " Very good. Broken up into sections about different people, from Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson to Winfield Scott and even Johnny Appleseed. Shed a tremendous amount of light on the western expansion of the United States. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janette | 3/1/2012

    " A big read, but worth the effort. Loved learning about these great (with flaws) men. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 12/23/2011

    " I can't quite put my finger on what it was about this book that annoyed me. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan, a poet and novelist raised on land settled by his Welsh ancestors, is a native of North Carolina mountains that act as the backdrop for his intensely personal writing. He has won the James B. Hanes Poetry Prize, the North Carolina Award in Literature, and the Jacaranda Review Fiction Prize.

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.