Fantastic rendering of the very real events that shaped our young nation and a wonderful glimpse into the character of the young men who fought valiantly for everything we hold dear to this day. I was considerably impressed by the hardships these people endured, how small their numbers were and how close they came many times in that fateful year of 1776 to losing it all. Why Hollywood has refused to bring this tale to the screen or at least TV is beyond me. I'd be far more interested in a true tale about men like this than the 500th retread of yet another comic book "hero" story. Washington, Knox and Greene are my X-Men!!
Read by the author with excellent pace and tone, this book made me want to drive around the block instead of pulling into the house, to allow a few more minutes of the book. The material was very easy to get absorbed into, with fascinating insights to America in it's infancy. Factual information, inter-laced with popular "beliefs" and stories. Will definitely listen to this one again down the road.
But production was less than stellar with long pauses for no apparent reason a couple of snare drum rolls in odd places. It's like they didn't listen to it after it was done.
An outstanding treatise of a pivotal period of the American Revolution. David McCullough brings the hardships of the period and superb leadership to life. A must read or listen!!!!
David McCullough's rendition turned history into a visual story.
His writing as well as his voice was clear and straight forward. Although
I know this era fairly well, I learned so much more. That always pleases me!
Henry Knox retrieving the artillery from Fort Ticonderoga! A 26 yr old Planning,
Convincing the "brass," and then doing it. Everything that could go wrong seemed
To happen, and he solved each and every problem...read it! It is amazing!
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Many moments, but especially that after the battle of Trenton the only American casualties were two men who froze to death.
always enjoy reading, or listening l, to how our nation began especially because my own family has direct ties Washington's Life Guard, and it makes me wonder the military life my ancestor John had to endure along with his fellow Pennsylvanians.
I loved the voice that matched with the time of the book. Washington and the soldiers had to endure far more than what U had imagined (or was taught). Many hours must have been put into this book to return a Stella book like this. Rarely do I re tea something. This is one ill go over again.