I’ve grown a love of reading American history after delving into the riveting and absolutely fascinating nonfiction book, John Adams, written by two-time Pulitzer-winner, David Mccullough. Recently I finished 1776, which features the story of the crucial year in the Revolutionary War. I tried to read the book two times at first, couldn’t get through it, and then I finally sat my butt down and started to delve into this important period in my country’s history and I was sucked in.
The book was one of the best I’ve read, unsurprisingly, and I quickly discovered the true and courageous spirit of America and why I love the United States so much. After reading the book I actually began to wish someone would remake the Revolutionary War in a movie sort of fashion and low and behold, the History Channel did just that with a three-episode series simply titled, Washington.
The utterly riveting series delivers a crash course on George Washington, the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and how it came about, British General William Howe, Henry Knox, Alexander Hamilton, and the renowned traitor, Benedict Arnold. It also delivered a surprising insight to the homegrown conflicts following the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, including the Whiskey Rebellion after Alexander Hamilton decided to tax whiskey, infuriating hardworking Americans.
My family and I watched the three-part series over the course of two days in utter fascination. And let me tell you, I am not a fan of reenacted historical events in this television-show format but Washington, it was very, very good.
If you have cable or streaming service and you have History Channel I implore you to take a little over an hour out of your day to sit back, relax, and inhale the story that is George Washington. It’s not only incredibly informative but it was just a really, really well-written story enhanced by the accounts of the likes of Pulitzer-Prize winning and notable historians, retired General Colin Powell, and former President Clinton.
This is an absolute must-watch.
I’m giving it out 5 out of 5 stars and 100 out of 100. It’s so good!
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.