A beautiful summary of the seemingly impossible obstacles and war that we shouldn't have won given the odds. The divine hand of God certainly played a part in the independence of this great nation!
I returned this one around chapter 2. I'm new to history on audio books, so maybe I'm not cut out for it, but all the descriptions of seemingly inconsequential people and items was too boring for me. The narration was rather droning which only made it worse. Who cares what renovations George Washington was working on at his house, what does it have to do with the struggle for independence?
Great details, as always in a McCullough book. It really gives an understanding of the events that we should be appreciated by all Americans. Really enjoyed it.
Above the middle of the pack.
Ole George Washington, as he was the center character.
As above, George W.
Enjoyed visualizing various revolutionary battles as they played out in the narrative. Much better than dry history books.
Surprised that the author quit narrative so early in the war. But this book was a good listen giving perspective from loyalists, British and rebel (eventually the USA) sides.
This book does not stand on its own- I found I wanted deeper background information from the start. Ideologies of the American Revolution by Peter Mancall makes an awesome pair with this book.
The writing is fresh, inspiring and vivid in it story telling. The research done for this masterpiece must have been truly exceptional, and paints a truer picture from all its angles of reference. A superb work.