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THE CRISIS OF PEACE George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution

by | Read by Alex Boyles

History • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Alex Boyles offers a capable narration of this look at the American Revolution. It's easy to think that the British surrender at Yorktown marked the end of the revolution, but General George Washington knew otherwise, and it was his task to hold the army together until a peace treaty was confirmed. Idle unpaid officers posed a threat to the fledgling government. This audiobook recounts those threats and the efforts to finance the war effort. Boyles's voice is pleasant and even, and carries the story along. But he can't overcome the author's detailed text, which makes listening challenging at times. Boyles enlivens the narration with sudden changes in tone, pitch, or volume, especially when translating Colonial phrasing into more modern idioms. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2020

DD ISBN $27.97

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2020

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