The author in this book does a great job of making the individual soldiers and leaders of the time come to life. The anecdotes the author uses, mostly or all from primary sources, make the people involved in the military campaign in New Jersey seem frighteningly like people you might meet today. It's a remarkable story, made all the more so by the author's narrative style, which is easy to follow, and doesn't assume much about your background knowledge of the era. This is far, far better than the hackneyed stuff of grade school textbooks.
I've tried to bring myself to subscribe to periodicals on audible besides this one. I can't. This show is head and shoulders above the others even on NPR, which has consistently excellent programming. Although some weeks are better than others, the creativity and out-thereness of some of the contributors astonishes me regularly.
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