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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Shaara, Jeffrey M. Shaara Narrator: Barry Bostwick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sheila | 2/19/2014

    " A novel of the American Revolution that contines where Rise To Rebellion left off in 1776, and follows the war to it's conclusion in 1783. Interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marji | 2/4/2014

    " I really enjoy Shaara's writing. This is a wonderful book that brings to life the events of the American Revolution while attempting to get behind some of the feelings and emotions of the key players that we all know as icons of American history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Don Kent | 1/24/2014

    " A worthwhile book that fits well with it's companion volume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica | 1/24/2014

    " This is the second book about the American Revolution. I really enjoyed both books. "

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