Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is one of the iconic figures of the American Civil War. Trulock brings to life the man that so many of us first learned about while watching the film Gettysburg. He truly had the "heart of a woman and the soul of a lion." This gentle General fought through many bloody battles, but always did so with the true courage and glory that was often sought for by others, but often never attained. If you are looking for a book about a humble hero, this is it. Excellent to read on the Kindle and listen to on Audible.com.
Theodore Roosevelt was a man's man. If there ever was a true Renaisance Man after the fact it is TR. If you enjoy Lewis and Clark and Henry M Stanley then you will truly enjoy this real life adventure. Edmund Morris certainly gives longer and more detailed accounts about the life of this great man, but The River Of Doubt deals with an event that is largely unknown because it happened during the Great War and everyone's eyes remained fixed on the fate of Europe. I was disappointed with the details on the Rain Forest and the evolutionary description. This took away form the historicity of the story and did not seem to fit. The story stalled in its effect during these often unfortanate diversions into poor Science.
A must for those who want to know more about the "Father of our country." The narrative is lengthy, but very well researched and the narrator does an exemplary job.
This is a very good book to read and is pretty good to listen to. Ambrose often uses similar terms over again and this breaks the flow of the story when you are listening to it. I did not notice this when I read the book. Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery are truly heroic and this is a story everyone should read.
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