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Award-winning historian Derek W. Beck presents his latest work of nonfiction.

Full Synopsis
The United States was creeping ever closer to independence. The shot heard round the world still echoed in the ears of Parliament as impassioned revolutionaries took up arms for and against King and country. In this captivating blend of careful research and rich narrative, Derek W. Beck continues his exploration into the period preceding the Declaration of Independence, just days into the new Revolutionary War.

The War Before Independence transports listeners into the violent years of 1775 and 1776, with the infamous Battle of Bunker Hill—a turning point in the Revolution—and the snowy, wind-swept march to the frozen ground at the Battle of Quebec, ending with the exciting conclusion of the Boston Campaign. Meticulous research and new material drawn from letters, diaries, and investigative research throws open the doors not only to familiar figures and faces, but also little-known triumphs and tribulations of America's greatest military leaders, including George Washington.

"Revolutionary War fans will rejoice in this well-written work and hope that the author has more on the way." ---Kirkus Starred Review
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The War Before Independence


Author Derek W. Beck

Narrated by David Colacci

Publication date May 3, 2016

Running time 14 hrs

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