In My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan investigates the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and - toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost "mountains", and eventually some physical therapy - he evacuates illegally from Brooklyn to Manhattan by handmade boat.
He recounts a Brooklyn historian's failed attempt to memorialize a colonial Maryland regiment; a tattoo artist's more successful use of a colonial submarine, which resulted in his 2007 arrest by the New York City police and the FBI; and last but not least, along New York harbor, Sullivan re-creates an ancient signal beacon.
Would you try another book from Robert Sullivan and/or Mike Chamberlain?
Yes and no. I would not choose a book written by Robert Sullivan. It was just random thoughts of interest to the author, but not to me. Mike Sullivan lent excitement in his voice to a singularly non interesting book. But the loan did not save the book
What was most disappointing about Robert Sullivan’s story?
There was no tethered story at all.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Mike Chamberlain?
Yes, there was, at least in his voice, an interest in the meanderings and wanderings of Robert Sullivan's "story." With a real story, he would be very good.
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