Real history from real people, and the true picture of why Washington is so revered. It is outstanding both in content and the author's reading of it. From the victory at Boston, through the disasters at New York and on to Trenton it is absolutely arresting. I have but one complaint. I wish he had not ended after Trenton and the crossing of the Delaware, but had gone on to Saratoga!
This is an excellent story to make you feel patriotic and give yourself an excellent history refresher (great because I have kids, so I sound really smart when I can answer history questions!) This really captures you and is hard to "put down" so to speak.
Considering how little I remember of history class, and especially for living in the areas where these things happened, this was an interesting and moving way to discover why all those towns and places I knew growing up were known in history books. The story-like retelling of these events was refreshing in a topic that I usually have trouble paying attention to. The narrator was superb.
A funny and enlightening listen. I learned things about the father of our country that history books simply didn't reveal. And what a hoot ole George was at first, during his initiation into the American Revolution. Great!
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.