I recommend this book to anyone interested in our nation's early history.
Thoroughly researched and laden with first-hand accounts from Allen's contemporaries, the book makes it is easy to understand his dynamic personality.
Just think how long it takes us to travel to these places by car in good weather!
I was expecting something much more interesting, or perhaps a little entertaining. Stories of battle and politics and diplomacy and betrayal, or some such things. Read morePublished 2 months ago by E. B. Anderson
This book represents a sincere effort to capture a complex man within his historical context. Arguably Allen was America's greatest founding father, despite his foibles. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Christopher G. Palmer
Excellent Book About Events Surrounding Revolutionary War And How Vermont Became A State.Published 6 months ago by sally
Ethan Allen and his gang of merry men better known as the Green Mountain Boys made the residents of New England proud of their dedication to the Revolutionary cause. Read morePublished 6 months ago by richard e whitelock
It's remarkable how invested people are in the state of Vermont, and Ethan Allen, to the extent that any criticism of a book about him is immediately jumped on. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Albert Adams
My wife and I enjoy historical biographies and take advantage of long drives on interstate highways to read aloud. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Theodore R. Spickler
Very detailed description of Ethan Allen's life--better read by someone who has some historical background about the Green Mountain Boys and the geographical area, but I learned so... Read morePublished 14 months ago by JED
Very informative book. Randall gives us an account of the formative Revolutionary years from a totally different perspective. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ernest W. Leonard