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1776 by David McCullough
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I rated this book 3.5/5 - it had some good elements (e.g., pacing and descriptions of the hardships of the solders), but it was a bit battle-heavy for my taste. There was also some frustration that it sort of stopped mid-stream, prior to a resolution to the war - of course, given the title, this was not unexpected. It is inspiring to read about how the colonists, many of whom had little education and few resources, gave their full measure to achieve the abstract constructs of freedom and independence. Their commitment was inspiring and their sacrifice was humbling. The leadership was a bit of a mixed bag, but obviously inspired the men, who rose to the occasion. Overall, it is a good book, though reiterated the fact that battles are not my favorite topic!

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Reading Progress

January 18, 2014 – Started Reading
January 18, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
January 18, 2014 – Shelved
January 29, 2014 – Finished Reading

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