The American Revolution

  • by Gordon S. Wood
  • Narrated by Jack Garrett
  • 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The American Revolution signalled a great change in the course of world history and progress. From this colonial revolt sprouted ideals of liberty and democracy, and all the aspirations and ambitions of a new people. In this work, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood discusses the character and consequences of the revolution, grounding the events and ideas that shaped the American consciousness.


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The foremost scholar on the subject

Along with Bernard Bailyn, Gordon Wood (who was immortalized to the non-academic world in GOOD WILL HUNTING, when Will accused the Harvard intellectual bully in the bar of plagiarizing his arguments from Wood) is the foremost authority of his generation on the ideological sources of the American Revolution. I first read this when it came out in hardback and have enjoyed relistening to it now that it is in audio format. I thoroughly recommend this superb survey of the subject. For further reading/listening, go to the printed copy of the book and look over his marvelous annotated guide for further reading.
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- Robert


I loved the writing. The narrator was also excellent. Great performance. Recommend it to anyone interested in history.
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- J. B. Taylor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-08-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books