I recently finished reading David McCullough's "1776," a re-counting of the events of that year, focusing mostly on the war Washington led against Britain's Howe. While McCullough is an excellent researcher, he's a lousy story-teller. So many details are interjected into the story that it doesn't flow; it's not so much hard to read as it is disjointed (he needs a really good editor). Additionally, he ends the book in the middle of the story (the end of 1776), while the war is still going on and the conclusion of America's independence still undecided; that was awkward. Although I found the story/history interesting, I can't say I really recommend this book.