Founding Fathers Collection

With the success of the blockbuster musical Hamilton, America’s Founding Fathers are as popular as ever. If you’ve already learned everything there is to know about Alexander Hamilton, why not listen to the stories of some of the other incredible founders of our nation? Listen to these audiobooks and learn about the incredible men who helped turn thirteen colonies into one great nation.

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Author: Don Yaeger and Brian Kilmeade | Narrator: Brian Kilmeade
Release Date: November 05, 2013
From the cohost of Fox & Friends, the true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War
 
Among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution, six names are missing. First and foremost, Robert Townsend, an unassuming and respected businessman from Long Island, who spearheaded the spy ring that covertly brought down the British .
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Author: Joseph J. Ellis | Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Release Date: June 04, 2013

A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle.

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Author: Jon Meacham | Narrator: Jon Meacham and Edward Herrmann
Release Date: November 13, 2012
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times.
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Author: Gordon S. Wood | Narrator: Robert Fass
Release Date: May 12, 2011
The preeminent historian of the American Revolution explains why it remains the most significant event in our history.

More than almost any other nation in the world, the United States began as an idea. For this reason, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S.
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Author: Joshua Kendall | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: April 14, 2011
America's own The Professor and the Madman. the story of Noah Webster, author of the first dictionary of American English-and a forgotten leader during a turning point in our nation's history.

Noah Webster's name is now synonymous with the dictionary he created, but although there is much more to his story than that singular achievement, his rightful place in American history has been forgotten over time.
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Author: Andrea Wulf | Narrator: Antonia Bath
Release Date: March 29, 2011
From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers.
For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating.
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Author: Joseph J. Ellis | Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Release Date: October 26, 2010
The Pulitzer Prize–winning, best-selling author of Founding Brothers and His Excellency brings America’s preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic’s tenuous early years.
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Author: Ron Chernow | Narrator: Scott Brick
Release Date: October 05, 2010
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times Bestseller, a landmark biography of George Washington.

In Washington. A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation.
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Author: Marla R. Miller | Narrator: Dana Green
Release Date: April 27, 2010
Legend has it that as the American colonies hurtled toward independence, representatives of the Continental Congress, including George Washington, walked into Betsy Ross’s Philadelphia upholstery shop and commissioned the first flag of the Revolutionary nation.
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Author: David Remnick | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Release Date: April 06, 2010
No story has been more central to America’s history this century than the rise of Barack Obama, and until now, no journalist or historian has written a book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama’s life or explores the ambition behind his rise.
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Author: Steven Johnson | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Release Date: December 26, 2008
Bestselling author Steven Johnson recounts—in dazzling, multidisciplinary fashion—the story of the brilliant man who embodied the relationship between science, religion, and politics for America’s Founding Fathers.

The Invention of Air is a book of world-changing ideas wrapped around a compelling narrative, a story of genius and violence and friendship in the midst of sweeping historical change that provokes us to recast our understanding of the Founding Fathers.
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Author: Joseph J. Ellis | Narrator: John H. Mayer
Release Date: October 30, 2007
From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Joseph J. Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation’s founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders–Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, and Adams.
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