John Martindale's Reviews > Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815

Empire of Liberty by Gordon S. Wood
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Aug 10, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, audiobook

I learned a LOT, this was a very interesting listen (an over 30 hour audiobook). One thing it showed me is a lot never changed, the struggle between the elites in favor of big government vs. those with more libertarian leanings was just as fierce at our founding as it is now. The book seemed unbias, balanced and well written. I was very pleased. Empire of liberty covers the period of time between Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Monroe and I must say I was pretty ignorant about a lot that happened during this turbulent, crisis ridden growing season of our nation.

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