There were so many moments where this book almost brought me to tears. It is such a compelling story of the sacrifices that so many Americans made so that we are able to enjoy the freedoms we have today. It talks about the contributions made by so many different Americans that it warms the heart.
In these trying times it helps put into perspective that the challenges we face today are not nearly what our fore fathers faced.
Not only was I given a stirring accounting of the history of my nation, it gave me personal stories that were woven in. I found myself sitting in my garage after driving home from work so I could listen longer.
The bravery, suffering and endurance made me teary. I'll be recommending this book to my friends and family
My dad used to say to us when my 3 brothers and I were growing up, 'What do they teach you in school? I can't believe you don't know your US history'! Well, he was right! I learned so much from this book and loved it! The story was so engaging, the narration spot on and I literally cried at the end. So very good! You will do yourself and your noggin a favor by listening, enjoying and enriching yourself!
Loved the book! Learned more about the Revolutionary War and Valley Forge than I did in school those many long years ago. It's "History" with flesh and the authors are very good storytellers. It kept me interested from start to finish. Highly recommended to anyone. Only negative is the reading of the women's parts by Callista Gingrich. I had the feeling she was just reading lines and put no real emotion into the reading. But overall - just loved it!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book; I cried, laughed and was impressed by the depiction of the sacrifice & endurance needed to give us the Republic we now take for granted.
This is one of the best books I have heard on history in a very long time. This book was presented in a very entertaining way.
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I had to stop listening. It was just oo depressing right at the beginning. The British officer that confronts the American farmers is too much like a super-bad-guy from a Steven Segal movie. The kind of guy who makes you sick, but Segal is going to kick **** in about 60 minutes. But with an audio book it takes 60 minutes to describe the horrible parts.