The Swamp Fox

  • by John Oller
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British southern campaign. Like the Robin Hood of legend, Marion and his men attacked from secret hideaways before melting back into the forest or swamp. Employing insurgent tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion and his brigade inflicted losses on the enemy that were individually small but cumulatively a large drain on British resources and morale.
In The Swamp Fox, the first major biography of Marion in more than 40 years, John Oller compiles striking evidence to provide a fresh look at Marion the man and how he helped save the American Revolution.


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The Swamp Fox - Francis Marion

Performance: Very good, no issues.

Content: I purchased this book since I knew little of the American Revolution in this "theater" or in the Southern Colonies. It was interesting to read more about this person's life, his motivations, and his tactics. Like the Washington, his tactics and actions range from the tactical level to the operational / strategic ... that is it affected the outcome of the war by tying down British forces in the countryside; a goal of all weaker forces and insurgents. Finally, the discussion on French Huguenot roots, customs, and relations were interesting and unknown to me before this novel. His physical description and personal life are very out of step with the traditional tall, dashing figures we see in many leaders.
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- Stephen

Not the Disney story, better!

Fantastic account of the swamp fox's life! Lot of history facts that typically not taught in schools. Plenty of information on the South Carolina colony and the skirmishes and battles fought during the Revolutionary War. Great Book!!!!
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- Chuff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio