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.
Beautifully written and even more so read. The piecing together of a broad array of historical fact into a succinct story brought together an amazing work of literature.
I will read this again and again.
Wonderfully narrated by the author.
I've always known that our struggle for independence was precarious but this book fleshed it out with vivid detail. There were several moments that brought tears to my eyes. The narration by the author was flawless. I am reminded of how much we have strayed from the greatness that was once America.
Fantastic rendering of the very real events that shaped our young nation and a wonderful glimpse into the character of the young men who fought valiantly for everything we hold dear to this day. I was considerably impressed by the hardships these people endured, how small their numbers were and how close they came many times in that fateful year of 1776 to losing it all. Why Hollywood has refused to bring this tale to the screen or at least TV is beyond me. I'd be far more interested in a true tale about men like this than the 500th retread of yet another comic book "hero" story. Washington, Knox and Greene are my X-Men!!