Just finished this book. Snappy narrative, but rather surface (and this is not Mr. McCullough’s fault; it is a hazard of cramming an entire year into 350 pages). I like dusty, dry, Victorian prose that spends page-length paragraphs on, say, the description of a single musket, thereby immediately lulling the reader to sleep, quite like my personality, in fact. But for a primer on the first battles of the Revolutionary War and the men who led it, 1776 was perfect, an amuse-bouche of war history. What are you reading these days?

Just finished this book. Snappy narrative, but rather surface (and this is not Mr. McCullough’s fault; it is a hazard of cramming an entire year into 350 pages). I like dusty, dry, Victorian prose that spends page-length paragraphs on, say, the description of a single musket, thereby immediately lulling the reader to sleep, quite like my personality, in fact. But for a primer on the first battles of the Revolutionary War and the men who led it, 1776 was perfect, an amuse-bouche of war history.

What are you reading these days?

  1. saltwaterwildflower answered: I jumped back on the hippie bandwagon with “The Power of Now”, but think you could be into “No Ordinary Time” or anything Julia Alvarez, too.
  2. annacroswell answered: about to read “this is where i leave you” before the movie comes out! i know you’d read it though already!
  3. myoldredtricycle answered: Just started “All In.” Re: 1776, for nerdy fun one summer, I hiked the trails in the Hudson Valley, all part of the history in the book!
  4. exciteandenliven answered: Just finished “Learning to Breathe: One woman’s story of Spirit and survival”- it was incredible
  5. alexandergrant answered: Salinger short stories
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