New history for me! Intriguing story that I found very interesting and worth the read. Took long trip with grandchildren half way through book...they were spellbound. Every stop when we got back in the vehicle, they couldn't wait for me to begin the dialog again. I liked all the 'side' stories...in fact didn't consider them 'side' stories and I had no problem with the narration...it would be awfully slow at normal speed but I ran at 1.25 or 1.5 and it sounded great. Great "read!"
I think the book veered way off track in Sides' attempt to tell every part of the story; there was just way too much extra information. The narrator wasn't bad, but he was pretty monotone and dry.
great very interesting I love it since the beginning
good book, but the narrator is annoying. There is a lot of history, but the too much side story
Hampton Sides, contributing editor of Outside and editor of "The Wild File," is also the author of Ghost Soldiers. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.