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- Publisher: DV Books (January 31, 2017)
- Publication Date: January 31, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N9Y2FPA
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In this volume, which is a short, easy 3-hour read, figures covered range from Samuel Adams to FDR and Churchill, with George Washington, Harriet Tubman and many others included.
What strikes me most about DiSilvio’s writing is his efficient style. Face it, reading historical accounts can be dreadfully boring but he captivates the reader with rich content without the superfluous fluff found elsewhere while keeping the historical record accurate. I heartily recommend this book and the others that he has written.
At this point Rich has taken us from Rome and the Renaissance through to the atomic age in his Volumes 1 and 2. Now he concentrates on the giants of the founding fathers of the USA through to the era of WW II – and a bounty of information there is. Rich cultural development details of a young country blossoming onto the global stage into WW II make for satisfying learning as well as abundant entertainment. While some readers may pause because of the plethora of stories about WW II and the extremes of the Nazis, this reader would hastily add ‘but you haven’t thought about it the way Rich has’. His story is unique in that it relives a period of time and then brings it back in to the future like a ghost story – a very clever and successful choice for creating a fascinating new book.
Rich opens his book with a Prelude that offers a more factual picture of how America came to be ‘discovered’ and developed that the usual Pilgrim/Columbus version usually skirts – or at least makes less personal and interesting. He, of course, has added art in the manner of paintings and photographs to bring a sense of immediacy to his unwinding the lives of Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, and adds the contributions of lesser known titans as Sybil Ludington, James Armistead Lafayette, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas and more before heading into the description of Hitler’s heinous rise, with concurrent information about Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It is staggering in both fact and in the rich colors with which Rich DiSilvio has painted this panorama.
Rich’s style is compelling, jolting in the manner in which he lays open old wounds of our making we had hoped would somehow heal without medicaments, and at the same time infuses a gentle tenderness in his depiction of `common man'. This is a magnificent epic work, one that will be always with us - and hopefully in the classrooms of students who so desperately need to understand our true history. In honor of Riche’s writing he closes his book with an aura - ‘Yet despite each nation's respective fall and rise, the fight to eliminate Hitler’s brutal Third Reich had been victorious. The darkness of Hitler’s bloody regime, born in the bowels of Hell and dedicated to hatred, was expunged, as the light of a new dawn shed its rays on a grateful free world. Integrity had conquered hatred.’ Let us all hope that our current national and global chaos will have a similar reprieve. Rich DiSilvio is himself a Titan by any definition. Grady Harp, March 17
Although this is the third book in the series, you can read it on its own and fully grasp the layout and concept of this narrative. It is not like a follow up from the previous novel.
In this novel, DiSilvio brings great historical figures to life. It features Samuel Adams, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin just to name a few. It is historical, with known facts and real life quotes, and some very nice art. However, it doesn’t take you back to the days of boring history classes. It heightens the experience by first making the read very concise. Second, It brings in fictional scenarios into the narrative to help to add life and realism to the biographies. Through his exemplary writing style, he manages to bring together the good, the bad and the ugly; nothing in hidden in the life of these Titans.
I highly recommend this book.