Item description for Old Ironsides - Escape to the Wind (American History) by Jerry Robbins...
"Old Ironsides". Her name is known to just about every American, but how many of us know her story and adventures? Too few unfortunately. Her exploits read like a Hollywood screenplay or a novel from a wild imagination. However, they're all true and presented here for the first time in a historically accurate dramatization. Sail aboard the USS Consititution as she trades murderous broadsides with the Guerriere, during one of her most famous War of 1812 victories.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.3" Width: 2.7" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Binding Audio Cassette
Release Date Jun 15, 1997
Publisher Penton Overseas
ISBN 1929244010 ISBN13 9781929244010
Availability 0 units.
More About Jerry Robbins
Jerry Robbins, co-founder of the Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air has written and produced over 350 radio plays, including Ticonderoga, Captain Blood, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Gettysburg, Treasure Island, Yankee Clipper, Powder River, and Little Big Horn. In 2006 he started a collaboration with legendary author Ray Bradbury, producing Dandelion Wine, followed by Something Wicked This Way Comes, and wrote the script for, and produced The Halloween Tree; all award winning productions that garnered high praise from the master himself. He is currently working on a fourth collaboration with Mr. Bradbury, a radio dramatization of The Martian Chronicles.
Reviews - What do customers think about Old Ironsides - Escape to the Wind (American History)?
A Rousing Nautical Adventure Dec 11, 2007
I first stumble on this program while visiting the USS Constitution museum on Boston Harbor. (The Gift store there carries this program because it is very historically correct.) I was impressed with the production from beginning to end. This is a wonderful audio drama (complete with sound effects, fine acting and a wonderful music score). History buffs of all ages will certainly enjoy this amazing piece of forgotten American history. During the War of 1812, Old Ironsides certainly had some close brushes with near tragedy, put somehow good old Yankee ingenuity manages to save the day. But be warned, once you listen to this program, you will want to hear the other Old Ironsides program ("Old Ironsides and the Barbary Pirates"), and then maybe "Battle Road", "Alamo", "Bunker Hill", "Gettysburg", "Little Big Horn"...it goes on and on, but it is a wonderful ride. The Colonial Radio Theatre on The Air excells at bringing history to life via audio Dramas. Enjoy.
This has to be one of their best yet! Mar 26, 2002
I am becoming a big fan of the Colonial Radio Theater. They are really good at making historic events exciting and fun. This particular tape really is exciting and tells the story of a relatively little known event. I won't spoil your fun by giving the ending away, but it really is cool.
Excellent! Jul 28, 2000
I really got a different perspective of the hardships that the crew had to undergo to acheive the success that they did on the Constitution. Capt Hull was an excellent captain and his example was certainly an archetype of leadership. I enjoyed the wrap up at the end of the story to let the listener know what happened after this particular incident to the various parties involved. Great story and an excellent narrative. Again you are there!
It's The Best! Mar 26, 2000
This is really cool. I really feel like I'm standing on the Constitution next to Captain Hull. The naval battle is so exciting but you'll have to listen to see how it turns out. Get it. It's great fun!