Rise of the American Republic

  • Runtime: 22.7 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 1.1.2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio
  • Genre: Nonfiction/History
  • 22.72 hrs1/1/2007Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4551-6966-5
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This magisterial and lucid history of America from its beginning to the present is recommended listening for all Americans, as well as for foreigners seeking historical wisdom and insight. Alden’s approach is broad and inclusive, covering literature, thought, and things social as well as political, economic, and military. This superb panoramic history provides our listeners with a wonderful and entertaining opportunity to learn about the remarkable American adventure.

Author Biography

John R. Alden (1908–1991) was a Duke University professor, an authority on the American Revolution, and an established historian. In addition to authoring eleven books, he was awarded the Beveridge Prize of American Historical Association in 1945 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1955.

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John MacDonald (1952–2008) was a director, producer, and founder of the Washington Stage Guild in Washington, DC. A graduate of Catholic University, MacDonald was a popular figure in the Mid-Atlantic theater scene. He made dozens of recordings for the Talking Book program at the Library of Congress before entering the commercial audiobook field.

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