Band of Giants (Digital Audiobook)
The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence
Publication Date: February 2, 2015
Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politicians and theorists only became real because fighting men were willing to take on the grim, risky, brutal work of war.
The soldiers of the American Revolution were a diverse lot: merchants and mechanics, farmers and fishermen, paragons and drunkards. Most were ardent amateurs. Even George Washington, assigned to take over the army around Boston in 1775, consulted books on military tactics.
Here, Jack Kelly vividly captures the fraught condition of the war—the bitterly divided populace, the lack of supplies, the repeated setbacks on the battlefield, and the appalling physical hardships. That these inexperienced warriors could take on and defeat the superpower of the day was one of the remarkable feats in world history.
About the Author
James C. Lewis, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, is a voice actor in New York City and can also be seen in television commercials. His voice is often heard as a hard-boiled detective, but his work for Tantor covers a wide range. Earlier in his career, he was a TV weatherman and a political reporter. James is originally from Oklahoma.