I enjoyed this book. Living in the notorious Washington county near so many of the sites of the cause, it gave me a sense of the people who came before me in this area. I always heard of the Whiskey Rebellion but never understood the actual struggle of the people living on the western edge of the then young country. I enjoyed the insight of the many patriots living at that time as the book revealed a very human quality to their cause.
I enjoyed learning the details of these events, which have been only footnotes to history I've studied in the past. The author steps forward to describe the ordinary individuals and the famous individuals without pulling any punches. We learn about both their good qualities and their less savory qualities. Our nation emerged from rocky beginnings and was populated then, as now, by imperfect individuals.
All around a pretty good book. It dragged on at points, but the detailed description of a largely foregotten topic made up for it.
Provided many new details and insights. The farmers are always portrayed as villains in history books, but this book shows they had possible legitimate grievances. Also, gives glimpses of the influence of Hamilton.
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