Does your son understand the meaning of “freedom isn’t free?” He will, after listening toGreat Battles for Boys: The American Revolution.
Read by award-winning voice actor Jake Phillips!
From Concord and Lexington to Brandywine and Yorktown, the stunning battles show young readers how ragtag colonists took on the world’s mightiest military of its time — the British Imperial Army, otherwise known as the Red Coats.
History leaps off the page and captures even reluctant readers as early colonial protests, such as the Boston Tea Party, bring even more tyranny from King George III. With a declaration of war from England and the appointment of George Washington as commander of the Continental Army, the revolution’s real battles begin.
In chronological order, Great Battles for Boys: The American Revolution takes young readers to the front lines of the war's major clashes such as:
Long Island: British General Howe crushes Washington’s forces and proves the odds are against the Patriot forces.
Battle of Trenton: Washington’s stunning reversal following his famous Christmas Eve “crossing the Delaware.”
Valley Forge: Starving, broke, and battle-weary, the Continental Army hunkers down in Pennsylvania for a long cold winter — and emerges as an entirely different fighting force.
Cowpens: The southern clash where Daniel Morgan’s tactics brilliantly outsmart his enemy.
Yorktown: Washington’s unyielding attack victoriously ends eight long years of suffering — and wins liberty for the colonies.
Each chapter alsoprofiles the Revolution’s most fascinating leaders — Benedict Arnold, Lafayette, Francis Marion, Henry Knox —and discusses the era's complicated politics, including slavery.
This action-packed book will teach your son the foundational and aspirational ideas that are woven into the United States of America— such as life, liberty, and justice for all—and how those principles were won by the brave men and women who risked everything to defeat tyranny.
After reading Great Battles for Boys: The American Revolution, your son will know exactly what it means when someone says, “Freedom isn’t free."
ABOUT JAKE PHILLIPS
Jake is a former Army officer turned voiceover artist. He was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school, and his favorite subject was the history of the United States.
He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, are homeschooling their four children in Jake's home state of Mississippi.
To hear more readings from Jake, check out his literature podcast "The Cultured Bumpkin" wherever you get your podcasts, or check out his Youtube channel "Jake Phillips - Voiceover".