- The Life and Death of America's First Spy
- Narrated by: Phil Gigante
- Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-01-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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By Phillip on 05-03-09
A reasonably well written book, but after listening to it I have to question how well researched it was. Quoting from the book:
"After Parliament made it's decision to amend the constitution, the first Continental Congress basically formed itself, with John Adams and brother Samuel leading the way."
The writer nevers says that essentially everything that was written about Nathan was done after his death, which is an important point when trying to understand someone's character and motivation.
I'm sure that the Founding Fathers, and particularly John and Samuel Adams, rolled over in their graves a little at the suggestion that the Continental Congress pretty much organized itself. Perhaps you could argue that certain acts almost made it an almost foregone conclusion that some significant response by the colonists would result, but I have never heard any historian make the mistake of making John and Samuel brothers!
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