An interesting way to get the "feel" of the events and the time. The style of the author combined with the narrative provides a good flow and a sense of some of the perhaps subtler issues of the storyline. While it may not be useful for the "true historian" it was entertaining for the part-time one.
David McCullough has a wonderful way of putting you into the time period of our nation's youth. Excellent short read. *** Read Unabridged and capture all the authors thoughtful insights ***
This book was not my favorite, though i could have chosen worse with the selection i was presented with to do my book report on. The reason i was not impressed by the dook is that it was written like a text book just told you what happened in the war and that year it was i guess just like all non-fiction books.
As far as th audio book was concerned i was VERY impressed this was the first one i have downloaded frome the internet and i have no complaints.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It remained very interesting and engaging the entire way through and was both educational and entertaining.
This is my first book by McCullough and it blew me away. The history is presented in such an entertaining way. His reading is superb. I can't want to listen to the rest of his books. I highly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in history.
Old & fat, but strong; American, Chinese, & Indian (sort of); Ph.D. in C.S.; strategy, economics & stability theory; trees & machining.
It’s a pager turner. Somehow knowing how it ends augments the story. It’s fun. And it’s more satisfying than a cheap novel because although you kind of know the story you probably don’t really know the story.
I live in Warwick, RI and travel by and near sites that Nathanial Greene lived in or trained on and never knew it. Not til I gasped while doing my laundry listening to 1776 by David McCullough - especially when he mentioned all these great events and men who lived in my area. I cannot rave enough about this fine book. I ordered several more here at Audible from the same author. In a word - Wow!
I am not a history buff, but was dissappointed when I got to the end of this book. Provides an account of 1776 that makes you feel like you were there. Fascinating information about and around historic events. Can hardly wait for 1777!
Some days you need to take a break from getting better and just enjoy a great tale. Whatever your mood you can find it here at Audible.
David McCullough is one of my favorite authors. The opportunity to listen to him narrate his own work in his distinctive voice should not be missed. Please do yourself a favor and get this audio book.
I love David McCullough's writing and this book, 1776, made me see what our founders went through to bring this nation into existence, their outward faith in God, and the fact that without General George Washington, this country would not exist as it does today, a free nation. We are shown both his failures and his success brought about by his determination to get the job done no matter what the odds. Many strange events gives the eye of faith the ability to see God's hand at work in the fighting. HOnor was paramoount in those days. The reader did a good job.