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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (65 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. William Phelps Narrator: Phil Gigant Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Few Americans know much more about Nathan Hale than his famous last words: I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. But who was the real Nathan Hale?

M. William Phelps charts the life of this famed patriot and Connecticut's state hero, following Hale's rural childhood, his education at Yale, and his work as a schoolteacher. Even in his brief career, he distinguished himself by offering formal lessons to young women.

Like many young Americans, he soon became drawn into the colonies' war for independence, becoming a captain in Washington's army. When the general was in need of a spy, Hale willingly rose to the challenge, bravely sacrificing his life for the sake of American liberty.

Using Hale's own journals and letters as well as testimonies from his friends and contemporaries, Phelps depicts the Revolution as it was seen from the ground. From the confrontation in Boston to the battle for New York City, listeners experience what life was like for an ordinary soldier in the struggling Continental army.

In this impressive, well-researched biography, Phelps separates historical fact from long-standing myth to reveal the life of Nathan Hale, a young man who deserves to be remembered as an original American patriot. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lauren | 10/18/2013

    " I gave up reading this - it was interesting at times, but took forever getting to the point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laurie Stelmachlaurie | 11/14/2012

    " One of my favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darlis | 9/28/2012

    " Nicely researched book. It adds some good info into the personality of a legendary figure. There are also interesting details about the beginnings of the Revolution in New England and New York. It was very intersting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Denise | 9/27/2012

    " Enjoyed this short little book about the equally short life of Nathan Hale. The author tries to tell the true story of Nathan from letters, diaries, etc. and clear up the myth aspect. "

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