Brothers at Arms by Larrie D. Ferreiro audiobook

Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It

By Larrie D. Ferreiro
Read by David Colacci

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665147941

  • ISBN: 9781665147927

  • ISBN: 9781665147934

Runtime: 16.61 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for History

In this groundbreaking, revisionist history, Larrie D. Ferreiro shows that at the time the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord the colonists had little chance, if any, of militarily defeating the British. The nascent American nation had no navy, little in the way of artillery, and a militia bereft even of gunpowder. In his detailed accounts, Ferreiro shows that without the extensive military and financial support of the French and Spanish, the American cause would never have succeeded. France and Spain provided close to the equivalent of $30 billion and 90 percent of all guns used by the Americans, and they sent soldiers and sailors by the thousands to fight and die alongside the Americans, as well as around the world.

Ferreiro adds to the historical records the names of French and Spanish diplomats, merchants, soldiers, and sailors whose contribution is at last given recognition. Instead of viewing the American Revolution in isolation, Brothers at Arms reveals the birth of the American nation as the centerpiece of an international coalition fighting against a common enemy.

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Author Bio: Larrie D. Ferreiro

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 16.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English