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Old 14 January 2020, 03:24
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I have been listening to 1776 by David McCullough during my work commute. I cannot say enough good things about this tome.

A detailed perspective from the individuals who fought and died for liberty hits home. Sacrifice and selflessness were in full effect. It shows Washington as feeling inadequate, and records his struggles with decisions.

Any history buff would enjoy the detailed views of the British plan, and the Continental army who would turn the greatest military might in the world on its head.

Highly recommended
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Old 14 January 2020, 13:46
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I love his work. That book was among my favorites from the Revolutionary period. Very well done, with lots of info, but McCullogh's style writing doesn't bog you down.

If you liked that book, I would also recommend his book on John Adams. Another phenomenal book about a underrated and undervalued Founding Father.
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Old 14 January 2020, 15:29
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follow it up with his book "John Adams"

You'll be the talk of the town for your knowledge of Colonial American goings on
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Old 14 January 2020, 15:42
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I love his work. That book was among my favorites from the Revolutionary period. Very well done, with lots of info, but McCullogh's style writing doesn't bog you down.

If you liked that book, I would also recommend his book on John Adams. Another phenomenal book about a underrated and undervalued Founding Father.
We had dinner with him a few years ago. Nice guy, didn't say much..
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You and your lovely bride never cease to amaze me...
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Old 15 January 2020, 15:22
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Thanks Brother, it's all due to Nancy.

You would have enjoyed accompanying us into the Clinton's Oval Office.
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Thanks Brother, it's all due to Nancy.

You would have enjoyed accompanying us into the Clinton's Oval Office.
I'd be willing to bet that if we asked Nancy, she'd say she married up!
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I'd be willing to bet that if we asked Nancy, she'd say she married up!
So I just asked her.

Nancy said she has always valued the military, as her father was a Colonel in WW2.
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Old 16 January 2020, 08:00
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You would have enjoyed accompanying us into the Clinton's Oval Office.
Did you sample the used cigars?
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Old 16 January 2020, 13:31
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Did you sample the used cigars?
That's funny.
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