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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the acclaimed history The Island at the Center of the World, an intimate new epic of the American Revolution that reinforces its meaning for today. With America's founding principles being debated today as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those principles were forged. Drawing on new sources, he weaves the lives of six people into a seamless narrative that casts fresh light on the range of experience in colonial America on the cusp of revolution. While some of the protagonists - a Native American warrior, a British aristocrat, George Washington - play major roles on the field of battle, others - a woman, a slave, and a laborer - struggle no less valiantly to realize freedom for themselves.
Through these lives we understand that the Revolution was, indeed, fought over the meaning of individual freedom, a philosophical idea that became a force for violent change. A powerful narrative and a brilliant defense of American values, Revolution Song makes the compelling case that the American Revolution is still being fought today and that its ideals are worth defending.
©2018 Russell Shorto (P)2018 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mary Helen Grace on 06-21-18

Brings struggles for Freedom to life.

Russell Shorto created a vivid history of the American Revolutionary War period. Six characters make the struggles for freedom actually come alive. Most interesting way to present history in this compelling read. Author reading it gives authentic quality to this brilliant book.

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By Amazon Customer on 04-10-18

The history we were never taught.

A human and personal perspective on the events of America's founding. Educational and insightful. Informative.

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