Gives a detailed glimpse of the people and events that shaped the founding government of the U.S. While not a portrait of Washington, he is definitely a focal point. Author's viewpoint is sympathetic to the "American cause" but without being "anti-British." Good counterpoint to school history classes. Would benefit from another, more lively reader, however much I generally like the idea of authors presenting their own work.
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.