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Band of Giants - The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence

Jack Kelly

Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politicians and theorists only became real because fighting men were willing to take on the grim, risky, brutal work of war. The soldiers of the American Revolution were a diverse lot: merchants and mechanics, farmers and fishermen, paragons and drunkards. Most were ardent amateurs. Even George Washington, assigned to take over the army around Boston in 1775, consulted books on military tactics. Here, Jack Kelly vividly captures the fraught condition of the war-the bitterly divided populace, the lack of supplies, the repeated setbacks on the battlefield, and the appalling physical hardships. That these inexperienced warriors could take on and defeat the superpower of the day was one of the remarkable feats in world history.

Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politicians and theorists only became real because fighting men were willing to take on the grim, risky, brutal work of war. The soldiers of the American Revolution were a diverse lot: merchants and mechanics, farmers and fishermen, paragons and drunkards. Most were ardent amateurs. Even George Washington, assigned to take over the army around Boston in 1775, consulted books on military tactics. Here, Jack Kelly vividly captures the fraught condition of the war-the bitterly divided populace, the lack of supplies, the repeated setbacks on the battlefield, and the appalling physical hardships. That these inexperienced warriors could take on and defeat the superpower of the day was one of the remarkable feats in world history.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politicians and theorists only became real because fighting men were willing to take on the grim, risky, brutal work of war. The soldiers of the American Revolution were a diverse lot: merchants and mechanics, farmers and fishermen, paragons and drunkards. Most were ardent amateurs. Even George Washington, assigned to take over the army around Boston in 1775, consulted books on military tactics. Here, Jack Kelly vividly captures the fraught condition of the war-the bitterly divided populace, the lack of supplies, the repeated setbacks on the battlefield, and the appalling physical hardships. That these inexperienced warriors could take on and defeat the superpower of the day was one of the remarkable feats in world history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

James C. Lewis

Length:

10h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

40:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

41:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

48:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

43:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:11