Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Book Review: 1776 by David McCullough

1776recalls the events of that fateful year in America. It follows General Washington's actions as well as other famous and less-famous players in that early part of the war (the part where they weren't really winning).

An extremely excellent book about this historic year in America. I loved how McCullough at once made Washington appear as he is idolized today and also as a real human with mistakes and quirks. I was also very much surprised at much of the events described, mostly because I know so very little (unfortuately) about the Revolutionary War. It wasn't too long (which I appreciated) and made the battles pretty exciting, though the beginning seemed to drag a bit.

s-factor: !

Probably a few here and there.

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: -> ->

After all, it is a war.

Overall rating: ****

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