Saturday, January 3, 2009

Union 1812

I’m not going to blog it, but I thought I’d drop a note to give a recommendation for those who like reading history. Union 1812 by AJ Langguth was great (check the margin for an Amazon link). I don’t read as much US history as I’d like. I may not be the best critic or maybe I’ve chosen well, but I’ve loved all the books I’ve read over the last few years (1776 and John Adams by MacCullough; Alexander Hamilton by Chernow; Undaunted Courage by Ambrose).

I’m always impressed by the courage and characters of our early leaders. This was a great book for introducing me to people I had never known existed. I particularly enjoyed the naval leadership of Oliver Perry. Great book and definitely worth reading. Enjoy.

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