Thursday, April 16, 2009


For the Revolutionary period I chose David McCullough's 1776.

My review: 4/5 stars

A quicker read than McCullough's John Adams, but still very rich from the research and citing of letters from central figures (mostly Washington) and everyday soldiers and witnesses to now famous events. As the title suggests, the books starts and especially stops rather abruptly, kind of like leaving a football game at halftime where the underdog was trailing until the last minute before the half when they dramatically scored to change the momentum of the game. Plus is good to know more of the context of the famous "Washington Crossing the Delaware" painting.

(Read November 2007)

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