After a second novel by Larry Millet I am most impressed by his ability to so successfully mimic the voice of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and through it those of Holmes and Watson. Add good suspenseful tales and I really do feel like I’ve discovered lost treasure
Since this story hits close to home, I thoroughly enjoyed it.There is a historical marker on Interstate 35 as you approach Hinkley from the south. It mentions the Historic Hinkley Fire. I often drive by this sign.In addition, I live in a town that was once James J. Hills farm. Many buildings still exist.
This isn’t a bad book, but it doesn’t necessarily offer anything new. It mostly follows Washington and Franklin for 30 years, with a smattering of John Adams thrown in. It is almost as though Brands set out to talk about how people in the American colonies found themselves on opposite ends of the conflict, but..
Of course, it is hard to pick a favorite, but this one is definitely in my top three best in this series for each one is a bit different in the emphasis on various characters . It’s a bit shorter than the others, which I think Lends for a very sleek and engaging story. I..
Our First Civil War H.W. Brands This was a very interesting accounting of the Revolutionary War and the events leading up to it. Brands does not disappoint, providing his usual flare to make the story we are familiar with fascinating. Far from a simple recitation of dates, timelines and battles, he delves deeply into personal..
I have loved this series so much. I have book nine left in the series and that’s it. I am so bummed that it’s almost over. It is so captivating through out the series. I wish they had much much more of the Minnesota series. This has been my favorite series I have listened to..