Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
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Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence Audiobook by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugardis the seventh book in the popular Killing series. The authors take the readers back in time to explore The American Revolution. The narrative is in present tense and the book highlights the various political events, battles and prominent personalities which made The American Revolution one of the most important events in history. The narration style is such that the events are seen from the perspective of both the American colonists and the British Empire.
The book focuses on few main characters. The readers are introduced to a young 21-year-old George Washington who is a lieutenant Col for the British army at the Battle of Fort Necessity where he is subjected to his first defeat and then resigns from the military service. He is later called upon by the Continental Congress to lead the newly formed American Continental army for many years. The narrative then moves to the year 1760 showing the coronation and marriage of King George III to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
King George III has been depicted as a neutral and the responsibilities of the throne at an early age has caused his mental breakdowns. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin are the other two prominent characters highlighted in the book. Jefferson’s story is mainly focused on the writing and signing of The Declaration of Independence and the day to day activities of the Congress. The authors have also shown Benjamin Franklin’s ambassadorship to France and his influence on the war effort.
Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence Audiobook by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugardis an intriguing read on The American Revolution. The author’s effort in representing the perspective of both- the American Colonies and the British Empire- on the historical event is commendable.
The footnotes provide the readers reference materials related to the events which also helps broaden their understanding. The various aspects of The American Revolution have been captured in details and nicely compiled. The narrative is brisk and the authors have provided detailed insights into the characters. This is a recommended read for people having interest in history and The American Revolution.