This is an excellent book for both the military historian and Revolutionary War buff. The author does an excellent job telling the untold story of the events of late 1776 through 1777, shattering popular beliefs about what happened leading up to, and immediately following the attack at Trenton. If you're interested in New Jersey history you will find this work particularly appealing, as it chronicles most of the engagements fought here during the revolution.
Politically, I didn't mind this book though the writer and I have differing political views. What was most irksome was this work's complete lack of structure. From the outset it bounces from an at times thoughtful discussion of historically significant places/occurrances like Gettysburg, to inane rants on completely disconnected topics, which the author either doen't attempt to, or completely fails to link together. The book was nothing of what I expected, which is good most of the time, but not this time.
The author/reader's voice is also extremely hard to endure.
There is certainly a wide range of facts and opinions circulating regarding the USA's current engagement in Iraq. If this is a jugular issue for you this election, you owe it to yourself to listen to this book and get the perspective of someone who was actually there, as well as at the Pentagon, White House, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Pakistan. And the guy worked in the region for years, not just after 9/11. For instance, he was a commander during Desert Storm.
It's also an excellent book on leadership - I think he will be able to make a good living consulting to corporations on subjects such motivating employees to get results.
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