The Glorious Cause
by Jeff Shaara
The son of The Killer Angels author Michael Shaara has managed to become nearly as successful at bringing American military history to the masses. This one features the conclusion of the American Revolution, something I previously read about just a few months back on the List with a biography of John Adams. Alas, it's Ben Franklin who's a featured character here, along with Washington (subject of another prior List entry, Johnny One-Eye, from before the Hub City days) and some not-so-well-remembered figures, all sharing their unique perspectives. The blistering pace of reading I enjoyed last year ran into a little thing called employment at the start of 2012, not to mention a tangent in the Percy Jackson books, but I'm hoping to pick it up again.