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Revolution on the Hudson

Nonfiction: History/ United States
Unabridged   14 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/14/2016

Revolution on the Hudson

New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681681924
Digital Download ISBN:9781681681931


The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley—the control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War.

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No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than the Hudson River. In 1776, King George III sent the largest amphibious force ever assembled to seize Manhattan and use it as a base from which to push up the Hudson River Valley for a rendezvous at Albany with an impressive army driving down from Canada. George Washington and other patriot leaders shared the king's fixation with the Hudson. In fact, one of the few things that scholars have agreed upon is that the British strategy, though disastrously executed, should have been effective. Until now, no one has argued that this plan of action was lunacy from the start.

Revolution on the Hudson makes the bold new argument that Britain’s attempt to cut off New England never would have worked, and ultimately cost the crown her colonies. It unpacks intricate military maneuvers, introduces the personalities presiding over each side's strategy, and reinterprets the vagaries of colonial politics to offer a thrilling response to one of our most vexing historical questions: How could a fledgling nation have defeated the most powerful war machine of the era?


"[Jonathan Yen's] performance is nearly flawless, allowing the listener to easily comprehend the text." —AudioFile

"[Jonathan Yen's] narration is lively, with a good French accent. Anyone with an avid interest in the American Revolution and/or military history will appreciate this very detailed account of every facet of the war." —Sound Commentary

"In his exhaustively detailed narrative, Daughan provides an exacting account of the personal and national cost of the rebellion on both sides — the speculation, betrayals, political maneuvering, decisive battles, and more." —New York Times

Author Bio

George C. Daughan holds a PhD from Harvard University, where he studied under Henry Kissinger. His books If By Sea and 1812: The Navy’s War won the Samuel Eliot Morison Award. He lives in New Hampshire.