Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Book Review: "George Washington: The Crossing" by Jack Levin

I finished reading  "George Washington: The Crossing" by Jack Levin over Independence Day weekend.  It gives a short historical account of the events leading up to and including the Battle of Trenton.  I love U.S. history, and in particular, the stories that have been told coming out of the wars we have been involved in.  The sacrifice and tales of heroism are always inspiring to me.

There really is nothing negative I have to say about this book.  The artwork is fantastic, along with the historical documents, and the writing is concise and accurate.  There was even an interesting technique the author used.  George Washington's own quotes were printed in red unlike the rest of the book which was in black.  I thought that was a nice touch.  It drew your attention to when Washington himself actually "spoke" in the story.

If you love U.S. history, then I consider this book a must have.  It lends itself to children with the artwork and, at 64 pages long, is short enough that in one or two nights you can finish the book and really discuss with your little ones an important part of our United States history.

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