by David McCullough

April 8, 2018

I had 1776 waiting on my Kindle for a long time after finding it on sale, but it never seemed the right time to read it. I enjoy reading history, but I consider it mostly to be for leisure reading, and that’s the one gap I seem to have in my reading rhythms of late. So, I mostly read this in my “productive” morning reading time.

I suppose that’s all a way of saying that I think this book got shortchanged. I’ve always had at least a minor interest in the Revolutionary War, so I enjoyed this book. But I also had a drive to finish that kept me from plodding my way through the details and events described.

The result is, of course, that a summary of my experience reading the book becomes more about my process than the book itself.