Independence

The Struggle to Set America Free

By John Ferling; Robert Fass (Read by)
(Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781452602622)

Publication Date: June 2011

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Description
No event in American history was more pivotal or more furiously contested than Congress's decision to declare independence in July 1776. Even months after American blood had been shed at Lexington and Concord, many colonists remained loyal to Britain. John Adams, a leader of the revolutionary effort, said bringing the fractious colonies together was like getting "thirteen clocks to strike at once."
Other books have been written about the Declaration of Independence, but no author has traced the political journey from protest to revolution with the narrative scope and flair of John Ferling. "Independence" takes listeners from the cobblestones of Philadelphia into the halls of Parliament, where many sympathized with the Americans and furious debate erupted over how to deal with the rebellion. "Independence" is not only the story of how freedom was won, but how an empire was lost.
At this remarkable moment in history, high-stakes politics was intertwined with a profound debate about democracy, governance, and justice. John Ferling, drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, brings this passionate struggle to life as no other historian could. "Independence" will be hailed as the finest work yet from the author Michael Beschloss calls "a national resource.



About the Author
John Ferling is a professor emeritus of history at the State University of West Georgia and the author of the award-winning "A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic".

Winner of the prestigious Audie Award, veteran actor Robert Fass is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects. Robert also earned an Earphones Award for his narration of Say Her Name, named one of the Best Audiobooks of 2011 by AudioFile. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and John Steinbeck, plus nonfiction works in history, health, journalism, and business.
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