The Man Who Could Be King

  • by John Ripin Miller
  • Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner
  • 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When young Josiah Penn Stockbridge accepts the position as aide-de-camp to George Washington at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, he thinks only of the glory and romance of battle. He is unprepared for the reality of America's bloody fight for independence. The Continental Army is starving, underpaid, and dangerously close to mutiny, and Washington fights not just to defeat the British but to maintain order and morale among his own men.
As anonymous letters by officers calling for revolt circulate through camp in Newburgh, New York, Washington must make a choice: preserve the young republic by keeping civilian control of the military, or reshape the new government by standing in solidarity with his troops and assuming greater power for himself.
During one fateful week in American history, Josiah will watch a conflicted general become a legend and will discover for himself that the greatest struggles of war are those within the hearts and minds of fallible men.


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Story over chapter 12

The story was based on a very narrow piece of history. The book is good for history buffs. The last 13 chapters were basically the "credits". The book was a bit of a dissapointment but the narration good.
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- Diane Clark

a Novelization of the Newburgh Conspiracy

I'm ashamed to admit I'm one of many Americans who have the felonious understand I bff that the end of the shooting war off the American Revolution occurred at Yorktown. Then came the Treaty of Paris with the Constitutional Conventions in the  interim.  I first learned of the Newburgh Conspiracy in 2008 during a college course on the  military history of the U.S. this novel gives not only a fictional-narrative account of the brooding mutiny of Washington's Army, but also a summation of this was Washi gtobs military career since Braddock's crushing defeat in  the French and Indian War up to the encampment at Newburgh,  NY.  Others have commented this reads like a history book than a novel.  I agree and that's a good Thing, and considering at yhe time this reviw is published this book only recently was published.  Other historical novels in yhe past have not had yhe same read as This, more novelization entertainment.  This is not an inyrinsically bad thing to have.  I advise all budding novelists  and historians to read this novel as an example of the ideal blend of styles. 
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-15-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio