Overall liked reading about history. McCullough makes mistakes, but it is possible he has researchers who make mistakes or the references used were incorrect. This is not a major flaw and most likely won't spin the basic story off track. Must say, there is an abundance of information and read it in sections in order to hold onto the information. Did keep my attention.
Really enjoyed this, the author makes you feel as if you are there! Sometimes we forget just how hard it was to gain our independence and what these great men had to go through in order to attain it!
History was never one of my interests. May be because my school system left out such great details this book told. I loved it. Im going to listen to it again to catch more details i missed. Its amazing and i appreciate this country much more when more real details of what happened are told and this book does that. Thank you David McCullough. Now if they'd make better movies with this information, more ppl would fight what this country was created for.
David McCullough gets 5 stars for bringing 1776 to life.
This book shows the ups and downs and real nail biting struggles American independence was.
What a great and true historian, told in away that puts you in the front lines
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?