David McCullough’s 1776 tells the story of a part of the War of Independence, especially focusing on George Washington and the soldiers he led against the English troops in Boston and New York.
In these times when it seems most of the knowledge of the founding fathers has been reduced to hero worship and propaganda tools, 1776 is a refreshing and—as usual for McCullough—painstakingly researched examination of the times and events with a distinctly human focus.
Even though we all know how the story ends, the tale McCullough tells in 1776 is riveting and deeply personal. With this work, he has done everybody interested in the founding of America a great service.
Highly recommended for anybody interested in history, and should be required reading for everybody in America who votes.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.