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Download The Modern Scholar: Brotherhood of the Revolution: How America's Founders Forged a New Nation Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (68 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Professor Joseph Ellis Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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This is the story of the American Revolution, the men who made it and who then secured it. It is the story of an improbable victory by a provincial collection of loosely knit colonies over the dominant military and political power in the world. It is also the story of the creation of a nation founded on principles that no one at the time regarded as viable, and that over time have come to be regarded as the most successful recipe for political success in the modern world. The central theme of the story is that the creation of this nation of laws was only made possible by a small group of men, whom we refer to here as the Brotherhood of the Revolution.

In this course, readers are provided an in-depth look at the single most consequential event of American history: the American Revolution. Distinguished historian Edmund Morgan wrote that no one has ever quite understood the Revolution and that no one ever will. This course is an attempt, at least on some level, to prove him wrong. While the American Revolution now appears to have been inevitable, it was, in fact, highly improbable. An early conversation between Continental Congressman Eldridge Gerry and Benjamin Harrison about the prospect of being hanged by the British is a prime example of the enormous risks that were involved. In this course, it will be shown just how problematic and uncertain this period of history actually was. 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 Peter | 12/10/2013

    " Ellis is a fun pop-historian, and I enjoy his Revolutionary America stuff. This series of lectures speaks of the character and beliefs of the main players as well as all the dates and places. Great stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 9/5/2013

    " Excellent lecture series on American history from 1763 - 1800. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 3/22/2013

    " I got through about 3/4 of this audiobook. It was ok. Some parts were very interesting, others not so much. I just never got around to finishing it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 12/13/2012

    " Audio CD by Portable Professor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 4/8/2012

    " This is the audio from a lecture series about the American Revolution. It covers the history of the time as well as mini biographies about the men who were our founding fathers. I thought it was very interesting and helped me have a deeper appreciation for the freedoms I enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 3/25/2012

    " Ellis is really one of the best writers on this subject. This is a great book, I believe, to get you studying the revolutionary time period. I'm currently reading Ellis's American Creation that is another great intro one for that time period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha | 3/13/2012

    " This is a fascinating account of the Founding Fathers as they worked together in the cause of the American Revolution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 1/12/2012

    " Note to self: Disk 7 was too scratched to play. :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse Hodge | 1/2/2012

    " Excellent audio book, Ellis is capable of explaining the complicated politics of our nation's beginning in a clear and entertaining manner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 4/10/2011

    " Excellent description of the political activities leading to the founding of the US. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 3/3/2011

    " This is like a great history class discussing interesting characters and fascinating concepts...and no tests! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Baystate09 | 2/26/2011

    " I got through about 3/4 of this audiobook. It was ok. Some parts were very interesting, others not so much. I just never got around to finishing it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 9/14/2010

    " Excellent lecture series on American history from 1763 - 1800. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 9/1/2010

    " Excellent description of the political activities leading to the founding of the US. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 7/3/2010

    " This is the audio from a lecture series about the American Revolution. It covers the history of the time as well as mini biographies about the men who were our founding fathers. I thought it was very interesting and helped me have a deeper appreciation for the freedoms I enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha | 6/6/2010

    " This is a fascinating account of the Founding Fathers as they worked together in the cause of the American Revolution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 9/24/2009

    " Excellent audio book, Ellis is capable of explaining the complicated politics of our nation's beginning in a clear and entertaining manner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 5/20/2008

    " Ellis is really one of the best writers on this subject. This is a great book, I believe, to get you studying the revolutionary time period. I'm currently reading Ellis's American Creation that is another great intro one for that time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 4/22/2008

    " Ellis is, for my money, the top Revolutionary America historian out there. This series of lectures speaks of the character and beliefs of the main players as well as all the dates and places. Just fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 1/10/2008

    " This is like a great history class discussing interesting characters and fascinating concepts...and no tests! "

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