Kindle Immersion Read
June selection for the North Kansas City Book Group
David McCullough is the Gold Standard when it comes to writing about, and recording of, American History. 'The Pioneers' is a fine example of such works.
So fascinating is the story of the Cutler family, Rufus Putnam, Dr. Samuel Hildreth, and others who sought to find a new America expanding westward, one of free education, freedom of religion, and no slavery; forward-thinking shortly after the Revolutionary War.
So well written were these fine examples, I found myself researching more information on each of the above mention families and feeling such respect for their united vision of a better life of which we reap the rewards.
The Dark Side existed back then as it does now in the way of Aaron Burr. What a nightmare of a man.
Many lines in the book parallel our times today which is worth reading, reflecting upon, and consider how some things never change, while other ideas seem thrust upon us as some in our nation attempt to remove, rename, and destroy history with a broad brush, rather than learning from it.
The Pioneers is a fine example of history and the men who sought a better way whilst expanding a new nation I'm proud to call America, my home.