Thursday, November 15, 2007

Fascinating Read

Or perhaps I should say "fascinating listen" since my drive time has been graced by the CD of historian Jay Winik's marvelous The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World 1788 - 1800.

A masochistic training/consulting schedule has put me on the road lately and Winik's book has lessened the burden. The volume is so packed with intriguing items that I know I'll be listening to it again. If you enjoy well-written history and a broad overview of a crucial period, this has my highest recommendation.

[One thing about the CD: At times the French pronunciations seem to be abit off. Could I possibly be wrong? Non!]

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