There is so much about that year and that war that I never knew, and this brought it (and George Washington!) to life! Thank you, David McCullough for your eloquence and your ability to tell the story with such vivid, human, authentic detail!
"The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why" Mark Twain
I read "1776" a few years ago and jumped at the chance to pick up the audio version. It is masterfully written and absolutely engaging. David McCullough is one of the finest history authors I have ever read, and it turns out he is a fantastic narrator as well.
Exceptional human description of one of the most important years in the history of our country. The trials and tribulations of General George Washington's army and their perseverance and courage are inspirational and put today's challenges in sharp contrast. David McCullough's reading was excellent and added authenticity and nostalgia to his prose. Editing could have been better as there was typically tens of seconds of silence between chapters.
Such colorful chatacters passing through out and historical period that is under served. Facts revealed unkiwn by the lay reader hitherto. My rgret, that he did not treat the whole war.
This was highly rated so I got it. It's not my favorite and I doubt I will listen to it again. I had high hopes after listening to David McCulloughs "Wright Brothers" book.
An outstanding look at first year of the war for independence from England. It portrays both the strengths and weaknesses of both England and America. It was an eye opener for me as to the dire condition of the American Army and the number of defeats they withstood during that first year. I highly recommend it.