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Great book First, I love that it s in novel form this makes it muchengaging than, say, 1776, which although filled with great info, was kinda dry and hard to get into Second, Shaara makes the characters so memorable He has a great knack for bringing characters to life, and while I m fairly sure he just turns letters into thought monologues, or exchanged letters into conversations, I don t mind Third, I liked the changing viewpoints and how the story, when told from a British viewpoint Great book First, I love that it s in novel form this makes it muchengaging than, say, 1776, which although filled with great info, was kinda dry and hard to get into Second, Shaara makes the characters so memorable He has a great knack for bringing characters to life, and while I m fairly sure he just turns letters into thought monologues, or exchanged letters into conversations, I don t mind Third, I liked the changing viewpoints and how the story, when told from a British viewpoint, helped me understand those Lobsterbacksempathically.I started this audiobook when I found my rental car has a working CD player I was amazed at how fast I was moving through the story, compared to my wife who is reading the hardback copy simultaneously, and to my horror, I discovered I have the abridged version I feel cheated Like I mistakenly downloaded a pirated video in with Chinese subtitles I had few expectations for this book it was a used bookstore find I read it in September, just as I was gearing up to teach American history So the timing was perfect this is a book about the early American Revolutionary period, with great details about the battles in Lexington and Concord and the Continental Congress meetings The history is solid and sound with enough details for someone well versed in the subject I would think that readers who don t teach US history for a living would a I had few expectations for this book it was a used bookstore find I read it in September, just as I was gearing up to teach American history So the timing was perfect this is a book about the early American Revolutionary period, with great details about the battles in Lexington and Concord and the Continental Congress meetings The history is solid and sound with enough details for someone well versed in the subject I would think that readers who don t teach US history for a living would also enjoy the book.Shaara does a nice job dramatizing the history creating individual stories for men like John Adams and General Gage without becoming melodramatic or maudlin The events are real, some of the conversations are of the author s imagining based on a solid reading of the facts The result is engaging The book is a quick read well worth your time, especially if you ve been sucked in to the Joseph Ellis style works of late.The book well exceeded my expectations I really enjoyed it In Rise to Rebellion Jeff Shaara tells the story of the years leading up the start of the American Revolution and the early days of the fledgling American colonies as they discern who they are and what they must do to achieve what they need.It is the story of a growing awareness as told from the vantage of several prominent contemporaries of the era, specifically Sam, John and Abigail Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Gage, and George Washington with others figuring inminor capacities of the In Rise to Rebellion Jeff Shaara tells the story of the years leading up the start of the American Revolution and the early days of the fledgling American colonies as they discern who they are and what they must do to achieve what they need.It is the story of a growing awareness as told from the vantage of several prominent contemporaries of the era, specifically Sam, John and Abigail Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Gage, and George Washington with others figuring inminor capacities of the currently untenable relationship with Great Britain The strength of Shaara s writing is in his adept ability to portray different perspectives despite competing objectives even among parties supposedly on the same side For example, it was never a forgone conclusion the American colonies were going to sever ties with, fight for independence from, or form a new political government independent of, Great Britain Many colonials saw revolution as disloyalty to the King and treason Another excellent historical novel Highly recommended especially as an audio book Looking forward to the sequel, The Glorious Cause If you are a fan of American history and the events leading up to and during the revolution this book and its sequal The Glorious Cause are a MUST READ As far as historical fiction authors go, Jeff Shaara is unparalleled in his ability to give the reader a since of the everyday thoughts and actions of history s most prominent fiugres as well as the common citizen soldier Benjiman Frankilin and George Washington to Lord Cornwallis and General Howe are transformed from an idea to living, bre If you are a fan of American history and the events leading up to and during the revolution this book and its sequal The Glorious Cause are a MUST READ As far as historical fiction authors go, Jeff Shaara is unparalleled in his ability to give the reader a since of the everyday thoughts and actions of history s most prominent fiugres as well as the common citizen soldier Benjiman Frankilin and George Washington to Lord Cornwallis and General Howe are transformed from an idea to living, breathing, able to touch human beings Although you know the end game of the revolution, you find yourself rooting for or against both sides as if The American Revolution weren t history, but a current event I recently reread this excellent historical novel in preparation for my first visit to that cradle of American democracy, Philadelphia The second reading was evensatisfying than the first Shaara s novel opens in 1770 at the Boston Massacre and concludes with the tremendously moving scene of George Washington having the Declaration of Independence read aloud to his troops in 1776 Shaara tells each chapter from the perspective of a different historical figure, Washington, Adams, Frankl I recently reread this excellent historical novel in preparation for my first visit to that cradle of American democracy, Philadelphia The second reading was evensatisfying than the first Shaara s novel opens in 1770 at the Boston Massacre and concludes with the tremendously moving scene of George Washington having the Declaration of Independence read aloud to his troops in 1776 Shaara tells each chapter from the perspective of a different historical figure, Washington, Adams, Franklin, Cornwallis, Howe, Nathanael Greene, etc Shaara does a great job building drama around those momentous events known to all the battles of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, etc., but is at his best when he relates those behind the scenes intrigues generally known only to historians Ben Franklin s subtle intrigues in England, the Machiavellian machinations of Sam Adams, the relentless ideological struggles of John Adams in the Continental Congress, etc It is in these moments that Shaara best captures the personalities, strengths, and failings of these great men.I believe I ve read five or six of Jeff Shaara s novels, but Rise to Rebellion is surely deserving of my heartiest approbation This book made the roots of the American Revolution clearer to me I met the Sons of Liberty as real people, and Ben Franklin, and George Washington and the other movers shakers who drew the Colonies together in defense against the tyranny of the British governors and the Redcoats It reads like a great novel, but it s history, told in alively way here than in our old High School textbooks This book made the roots of the American Revolution clearer to me I met the Sons of Liberty as real people, and Ben Franklin, and George Washington and the other movers shakers who drew the Colonies together in defense against the tyranny of the British governors and the Redcoats It reads like a great novel, but it s history, told in alively way here than in our old High School textbooks Just arrived from USA through BM.Page 46 Colonists cannot be represented inParliament Never will be They simply are not an equal part of the empire They are not, nor will they ever be, Englishmen.Benjamin FranklinPage 48 You cannot suddenly decide to tax us, exploit us, drain our resources You cannot do with us as you please With your wast army and your great navy, you may have the power But you do not have the right.Benjamin FranklinThis is the first book of the series American Revolution Just arrived from USA through BM.Page 46 Colonists cannot be represented inParliament Never will be They simply are not an equal part of the empire They are not, nor will they ever be, Englishmen.Benjamin FranklinPage 48 You cannot suddenly decide to tax us, exploit us, drain our resources You cannot do with us as you please With your wast army and your great navy, you may have the power But you do not have the right.Benjamin FranklinThis is the first book of the series American Revolutionary War and describes the story of Sons of Liberty as well as the Boston Tea Party.Several historical characters are very well described in this splendid book, such as Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, George Washington and Lieutenant General Thomas Gage.The Glorious Cause is the sequel of this book In the Shaara style, I was bounced around to the worlds of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Gage, and others The time frame is from Spring of 1770 to the summer of 1776 and the primary settings are Boston, London, and Philadelphia If you have read and enjoyed McCullough s, 1776 , and or watched the HBO series, John Adams , you will thoroughly enjoy comparing and contrasting them to the Shaara book as you read it I found that I became so immersed in the plight of Bos In the Shaara style, I was bounced around to the worlds of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Gage, and others The time frame is from Spring of 1770 to the summer of 1776 and the primary settings are Boston, London, and Philadelphia If you have read and enjoyed McCullough s, 1776 , and or watched the HBO series, John Adams , you will thoroughly enjoy comparing and contrasting them to the Shaara book as you read it I found that I became so immersed in the plight of Boston from 1770 1776 that I started mental planning for a Boston trip to visit, explore, and photograph the places so effectively described in Rise to Rebellion This book put me in very close touch with the activities of the Continental Congress, the Sons of Liberty, and the lives and activities of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Gage (READ PDF) à Rise to Rebellion  Jeff Shaara dazzled readers with his bestselling novels Gods and Generals,The Last Full Measure, and Gone for Soldiers Now the acclaimed author who illuminated the Civil War and the Mexican American War brilliantly brings to life the American Revolution, creating a superb saga of the men who helped to forge the destiny of a nationIn , the fuse of revolution is lit by a fateful command Fire as England s peacekeeping mission ignites into the Boston Massacre The senseless killing of civilians leads to a tumultuous trial in which lawyer John Adams must defend the very enemy who has assaulted and abused the laws he holds sacredThe taut courtroom drama soon broadens into a stunning epic of war as King George III leads a reckless and corrupt government in London toward the escalating abuse of his colonies Outraged by the increasing loss of their liberties, an extraordinary gathering of America s most inspiring characters confronts the British presence with the ideals that will change historyJohn Adams, the idealistic attorney devoted to the law, who rises to greatness by the power of his words Ben Franklin, one of the most celebrated men of his time, the elderly and audacious inventor and philosopher who endures firsthand the hostile prejudice of the British government Thomas Gage, the British general given the impossible task of crushing a colonial rebellion without starting an all out war George Washington, the dashing Virginian whose battle experience in the French and Indian War brings him the recognition that elevates him to command of a colonial army and many other immortal names from the Founding Family of the colonial struggle Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Warren, Samuel Adams, Richard Henry Lee captured as never before in their full flesh and blood humanityMore than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the revolution, Rise to Rebellion is a vivid account of history s most pivotal events The Boston Tea Party, the battles of Concord and Bunker Hill all are recreated with the kind of breathtaking detail only a master like Jeff Shaara can muster His most impressive achievement, Rise to Rebellion reveals with new immediacy how philosophers became fighters, ideas their ammunition, and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of AmericaLengthhrs andmin The interesting thing about this book is that it allows the reader to experience history in the format of the founding fathers speaking in everyday dialogue It lets the reader experience what it would have actually been like to be there as it was happening Ordinary history will give a summary of events and their significance but this book gave a look at thehuman side of the historical events For instance, it described how nervous John Adams was when he addressed a group at a town hall m The interesting thing about this book is that it allows the reader to experience history in the format of the founding fathers speaking in everyday dialogue It lets the reader experience what it would have actually been like to be there as it was happening Ordinary history will give a summary of events and their significance but this book gave a look at thehuman side of the historical events For instance, it described how nervous John Adams was when he addressed a group at a town hall meeting which was his first revolutionary act Reading the characters actual dialogue makes them seemreal and familiar The details of the dialogue are fictional but the reader can assume that something similar was actually said This book brings history to life and the content ismemorable than a conventional history book