John Adams under Fire by Dan Abrams audiobook

John Adams under Fire: The Founding Father’s Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial

By Dan Abrams  and David Fisher
Read by Dan Abrams  and Roger Wayne

Hanover Square Press, Harlequin Audio 9781335015921

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 03/03/2020

    ISBN: 9781094098234

  • Available on 03/03/2020

    ISBN: 9781094098227

  • Available on 03/03/2020

    ISBN: 9781094098241

Runtime: 9.90 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An eye-opening story of America on the edge of revolution, revealing the life of young John Adams and his key role in the trial of the Boston Massacre.

History remembers John Adams as a Founding Father and our country’s second president. But in the tense years before the American Revolution, he was still just a lawyer, fighting for justice in one of the most explosive murder trials of the era.

On the night of March 5, 1770, shots were fired by British soldiers on the streets of Boston, killing five civilians. The Boston Massacre has often been called the first shots of the American Revolution. As John Adams would later remember, “On that night the formation of American independence was born.” Yet when the British soldiers faced trial, the young lawyer Adams was determined that they receive a fair one. He volunteered to represent them, keeping the peace in a powder keg of a colony, and in the process created some of the foundations of what would become United States law.

In this book, New York Times bestselling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher draw on the trial transcript, using Adams’s own words to transport readers to colonial Boston, a city roiling with rebellion, where British military forces and American colonists lived side by side, waiting for the spark that would start a war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Abrams and Fisher do a superb job of clearly presenting the issues in this remarkable and intensely dramatic trial.” Scott Turow on Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense
“Dan Abrams and David Fisher present a fascinating window into the former President Roosevelt that is fresh and often surprising. This trial and Roosevelt’s defense of his reputation on the stand, often under fierce questioning, is truly mesmerizing.” Brian Kilmeade on Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense
“The story is both compelling on its own terms and a lesson about some eternal truths about criminal justice.” Jeffrey Toobin on Lincoln’s Last Trial
“Dan Abrams and David Fisher write the heart-pounding pulse of history…This book not only brings a rare transcript to life, it makes you feel as if you are watching a live camera riveted on a courtroom more than 150 years ago.” Diane Sawyer on Lincoln’s Last Trial

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Author

Author Bio: Dan Abrams

Author Bio: Dan Abrams

Dan Abrams is the CEO and founder of Abrams Media and chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News. He is also the host of both 60 Days In and Live PD on A&E. A graduate of Columbia University Law School, he is the author of the Washington Post bestseller Man Down and has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and the Yale Law and Policy Review, among many others. He lives in New York.

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Author Bio: David Fisher

Author Bio: David Fisher

David Fisher is the author of more than twenty New York Times bestsellers. His work has also appeared in most major magazines and many newspapers. He lives in New York with his wife and two sons.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English