Thursday, January 01, 2009

1776 - David McCullough (Audiobook)

1776 1776 by David McCullough

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
I listened to this audio book driving back and forth from Seattle and from the hospital where my mom had hip surgery (20+ miles from home).

American History is fascinating and I don't understand why our school curriculum isn't able to tell the story in a way that's interesting to children and young adults

1776 is about the American Revolution, focusing on George Washington as general. It's amazing that the undisciplined, suffering American army was able to win this war. The British troops were well fed and housed and outnumbered the Americans by a huge margin. Nonetheless, they were outwitted in the end.

I would recommend this as a compliment to the miniseries or book, John Adams.

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