You guys, the more I learn about the American Revolution, the more awestruck I am by the whole thing. The Continental Army had no training, a commander who was a farmer that had never commanded, the generals were practically kids with no training other than what they read in books, and the soldiers were ununiformed, underpaid, unhealthy, untrained, and grossly outnumbered. They had no cavalry, they barely had any horses, and not enough food, clothing, or military supplies, and no navy. They faced the biggest and best army and navy in the world, and they won. Holy crap.
Having read Chernow's Washington: A Life and McCullough's John Adams, a lot of this book is a retelling of what I've already read, but I still can't help but be blown away. Also, I really love McCullough's writing. He's so good at bringing these 200+ year old characters to life, and making the whole story so much more real and relevant than in any history books I was ever made to read in school. I wish he was my grandpa.