I enjoyed the audio presentation of 1776. The story shed light into Washington and his supporting officers and formed a well researched narrative around the year 1776. The book also brought Washington down from the legendary status he holds today in the USA and shows his strengths and faults. Of this, I greatly enjoyed. If i have a complaint for this book it is that it stays true to its title a little to well and only covers the events of the title's year. I look forward to finding a more expansive work so that I can learn more of these great participants in America's history.
This is a must read book in understanding of our nation's history. So many other books so many other times yes but this also deserves a place on the list. Well written well read enjoyed every minute of it. Wish that the author had done an entire series of the war in the same manner. A good mix of historical records and personal accounts excellent
wow! what an amazing book! This is the way that history should be taught! I grew up in New York State and knew of the many places in NY, New England, NJ, and Connecticut that were significant in the Revolutionary War, but I never knew how they were involved and what happened there. This book brought everything alive for me, in addition to bringing the people alive as well. I am so proud to be an American!
David McCullough is absolutely amazing as well. Words cannot describe the quality of his presentation, and I especially liked that he was reading a book he had authored.
My only criticism is that, at the end of some chapters, there were very long silent pauses that annoyed me...though not enough to downgrade my rating.
Born in Ohio, lived in California, Alaska, and now Texas
I'm not a history buff, so I found 1776 to be interesting and informative. I wouldn't rate it in the top half of the 100+ audiobooks I've listened to, but it wasn't a bad change of pace. Worth your time if you want a basic understanding of the revolutionary war, and some insights into the continental army. But don't expect anything extraordinary.
Stops at January 1777. Author basically "Yada Yadas" over everything after the Delaware crossing. Also, the author is the narrator. He's ok but not great.
I frequently felt that I was listening to a suspense novel. The revolutionary war like you never knew it. A must for any history buff. Graphically insightful, stark verbal imagery, factual and well told. A true masterpiece.