Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America's Founding Fathers

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Michael Barone

Narrated By: Stephen Hoye

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: July 2007

Duration: 10 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

The story of the Glorious Revolution is a rich and riveting saga of palace intrigue, loyalty and shocking betrayal, and bold political and military strategizing. With narrative drive, a sure command of historical events, and unforgettable portraits of kings, queens, soldiers, parliamentarians, and a large cast of full-blooded characters, Michael Barone takes an episode that has fallen into unjustified obscurity and restores it to the prominence it deserves.

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  • Hammond

    Glad to find this book. Fills a good chunk of the information void between the Tudors and Hanoverians. Generally covers from restoration of the monarchy after Cromwell up to the installation of William and Mary. Smooth, even toned narration.

  • Anonymous

    This book focuses on a precursor event to American history that Americans rarely study. Unfortunately it takes a long time to get the story off the ground, and the narrative (or perhaps it's the narrator) makes it sound like you're sitting in a sormwhat boring history class - long lists of "and then King X did this in 1679, and the ships sailed in 1680 and Sir Z who was an advisor to King X wrote a secret letter..." If you hang in there, it really is a good story; it's just not told particularly well.

  • wlh2040

    Wow! What a great book. If you are interested in British history and the foundations for what drove the American Revolution, this is a must-read. Very enlightening, and well read.