Reviews by stevedodge
This book was a little slower than I had hoped. There was much more content involving economic skullduggery rather than exciting action on the high seas.
This is, ultimately, a profoundly sad story of a man attempting to stave off the "re-extinction" of the wolverine from Michigan. What a gift Fprd was given being able to follow and study this "pretty gal." I highly recommend this fine book.
This book has for decades been the definitive narrative of Pickett's Charge. It is still an excellent work on the subject but has probably been improved upon by a more recent volume entitled "The Last Attack at Gettysburg."
When people think of David McCullough, books about Harry Truman or John Adams are often the subject matter. McCulloogh's book on the tragedy at Johnstown is compelling history. The author's description of this horrific event is excellent in that it tells of the individual perspectives of the victims. This is a book that you will not want to put it down.
If you can only read one book about the battle of Gettysburg, this should be your choice. It is comprehensive, well written and authoritative.