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The Glorious Cause

Jeff Shaara

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 tribut

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 tribut
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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 tribut

Language:

English

Narrators:

Barry Bostwick

Length:

6h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:48