The Revolutionary by Stacy Schiff audiobook

The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams

By Stacy Schiff
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Little, Brown & Company 9780316441117
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A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning author about the most essential Founding Father— the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution. Thomas Jefferson once asserted that “for depth of purpose, zeal, and sagacity, no man in Congress exceeded, if any equaled, Sam Adams.” John Adams called him “the most elegant writer, the most sagacious politician, and celebrated patriot perhaps of all.” But in spite of his celebrated status among America’s founding fathers as a revolutionary leader, Samuel Adams’ life and achievements have been largely overshadowed in the history books. Now, in The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams, Stacy Schiff brings her masterful skill as historian and storyteller to the life of Samuel Adams, examining his transformation from the listless, failing son of a wealthy family into the tireless, silver-tongued revolutionary, who rallied the likes of John Hancock and John Adams behind him. Gripping and revelatory, this book is a long-overdue chapter in the history of the American Revolution. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

A New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon bestseller in Historical Biographies

A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning author about the most essential Founding Father— the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.

Thomas Jefferson once asserted that “for depth of purpose, zeal, and sagacity, no man in Congress exceeded, if any equaled, Sam Adams.” John Adams called him “the most elegant writer, the most sagacious politician, and celebrated patriot perhaps of all.” But in spite of his celebrated status among America’s founding fathers as a revolutionary leader, Samuel Adams’ life and achievements have been largely overshadowed in the history books.

Now, in The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams, Stacy Schiff brings her masterful skill as historian and storyteller to the life of Samuel Adams, examining his transformation from the listless, failing son of a wealthy family into the tireless, silver-tongued revolutionary, who rallied the likes of John Hancock and John Adams behind him.

Gripping and revelatory, this book is a long-overdue chapter in the history of the American Revolution.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A delightfully enthralling and insightful account of an elusive Founding Father. A tour de force.” Wall Street Journal
“We forget him and his ideas, it seems to me, at our peril.” Boston Globe
“This biography, at times brimming with drama, carefully sifts through the limited remaining materials available to build a hearty portrait of a founding father.” Time
“These pages contain great drama and constant motion…To read this book is to immerse oneself in a very particular and thrilling time and place. (4 stars).” USA Today
"Schiff ingeniously connects the past to our present and future, underscoring the lessons of Adams while reclaiming our nation’s self-evident truths at a moment when we seemed to have forgotten them.” Oprah Daily
“A glorious book that is as entertaining as it is vitally important.” Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Stacy Schiff

Author Bio: Stacy Schiff

Stacy Schiff is the acclaimed author of books that have won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the George Washington Book Prize, the Ambassador Book Award, and the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography. Several of her books have made the New York Times bestsellers list. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she was named a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French Government and in 2011 was named a Library Lion by the New York Public Library,

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 14.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English