I have been doing a lot of reading to get ready for NaNo. Today, I thought I would share some of the books that helped me the most.
Reporting the Revolution: This book was a gift from my dad and it has been a favorite ever since. This book has photocopies of newspapers from the time of the revolution. Not only do I get to see what was said, but can also tell a lot of the feelings of the people who wrote it.
Rebels and Redcoats: This book is filled with firsthand accounts of different events in the American Revolution. As anyone who knows and understands me, I love to get firsthand accounts. This book is well arranged with many great perspectives on events.
Dear Abigail: This is by far the best book I have ever read about Abigail Adams. The author did a great job at not putting too much of her own ideas into the telling of Abigail’s life. I really loved how many letters she quoted and how strong the research was for this book.
John Adams: After reading 1776, I knew that David McCullough was a great historian. As John and Abigail were going to figure largely into this book, it seemed natural for me to read this book.
The Siege of Boston: I mentioned this one was really helpful for my last book. As the siege is still going on at the beginning of A Different Kind of Purpose, I will be using this book again for reference.