I have no doubt that Mr. Middlekauff deserves the credit he's been given for this great historical account of the time span leading up to the American Revolution, through the Continental Congress. The book contains so many names, and facts, and descriptions of military battles, I would think written form would be better. I take nothing away from the narration, Mr. Fass is excellent. I found it very difficult to stay focused, and in parts, wish I could see maps to better understand the battles. I think an abidged version, pared down to the information better suited to audio, would be a good idea.
Nice little story here of a Chicago ex-cop turned actor. Nostalgic 80's feel. Well read by James Lewis.
This is the type of non-fiction book that I enjoy. It's written for the lay person, not requiring great scientific knowledge. But, it does provide much in the way of facts and research. The conclusion, that hard work and effective practice, is reached clearly and early in the book. The remainder is also of great value: what to do with that knowledge. Narration is excellent.
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