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I requested this book because I am interested in American history. It is the first book by John Nagy that I have read.
I found the qoute from David McCullough on the cover of the book about the author interesting in that it complimented the individual, but not the book itself. While interesting, Nagy does not have McCullough’s ability to weave history to read like a novel versus a recitation of the facts.
The book is well researched and does present a few facts not in evidence in other books about the same time period that I have read. It also credits Washington with being a much craftier general than several other books. The book itself is a light read as it does not delve too deeply into any one instance where Washington used spies.
I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in American history who is not looking for an indepth, detailed account of the subject matter.