In Rise to Rebellion,
bestselling author Jeff Shaara captured the origins of the American Revolution
as brilliantly as he depicted the Civil War in Gods and Generals and The
Last Full Measure. Now he continues the amazing saga of how thirteen
colonies became a nation, taking the conflict from kingdom and courtroom to the
bold and bloody battlefields of war.
It was never a war in which the outcome was obvious. Despite
their spirit and stamina, the colonists were outmanned and outfought by the
brazen British army. General George Washington found his troops trounced in the
battles of Brooklyn and Manhattan and retreated toward Pennsylvania. With the
future of the colonies at its lowest ebb, Washington made his most fateful
decision: to cross the Delaware River and attack the enemy. The stunning
victory at Trenton began a saga of victory and defeat that concluded with the
British surrender at Yorktown, a moment that changed the history of the world.
The despair and triumph of America’s first great army is
conveyed in scenes as powerful as any Shaara has written, a story told from the
points of view of some of the most memorable characters in American history.
There is George Washington, the charismatic leader who held his army together
to achieve an unlikely victory; Charles Cornwallis, the no-nonsense British
general, more than a match for his colonial counterpart; Nathaniel Greene, who
rose from obscurity to become the finest battlefield commander in Washington’s
army; The Marquis de Lafayette, the young Frenchman who brought a soldier’s
passion to America; and Benjamin Franklin, a brilliant man of science and
philosophy who became the finest statesman of his day.
From Nathan Hale to Benedict Arnold, William Howe to “Light
Horse” Harry Lee, from Trenton and Valley Forge, Brandywine and Yorktown, the
American Revolution’s most immortal characters and poignant moments are brought
to life in remarkable Shaara style. Yet, The
Glorious Cause is more than just a story of the legendary six-year
struggle. It is a tribute to an amazing people who turned ideas into action and
fought to declare themselves free. Above all, it is a riveting novel that both
expands and surpasses its beloved author’s best work. Download and start listening now!