• by David Reynolds
  • Narrated by David Reynolds
  • 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Volume 2 of David Reynolds's major BBC Radio 4 series traces America's story from the Civil War to World War Two. This epic narrative tells the saga of the United States through the voices of those who lived it - presidents and farmers, mothers and children, settlers and soldiers, immigrants and Native Americans. This is also the story of how ordinary Americans lived, worked and had fun - with fascinating snapshots of H.J. Heinz, Buffalo Bill, skyscrapers, baseball, the Flappers and Gone with the Wind.


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lively history and convictions

The author (David Reynolds) proposes a history of US exclusively oriented on the freedom theme. Each episode focuses on one aspect of a particular period (he does not pretend to be exhaustive), in the form of an audio documentary built with various authentics sources (such as speeches, letters, etc., read by professional actors or recorded on the radio or TV). David Reynolds clearly is a supporter of the American ideal and the whole series (volumes 1 to 3) shows a progression from freedom for some towards freedom for all. Some might not agree with his thesis, still the audiobook is wonderfully executed.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2009
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited