Quest for Historical Knowledge

I have just now completed the last book in my collection on the American Revolution. What a journey! I've certainly learned a lot. Some of these books were better than others -- I'd like to rate them as follows:

BEST ACTION/DRAMA -- Saratoga, Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War by Richard M. Ketchum
BEST COUNTRY-WIDE DEPICTION -- 1776 by David McCullough
BEST STORY OF THE SOUTH -- The Hornet's Nest by Jimmy Carter
BEST SUMMARY OF THE WAR -- Everyday Life: Revolutionary War by Walter Hazen
BEST STORY OF THE PRELUDE TO WAR -- The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot (Dear America)
BEST STORY FROM A YOUNG GIRL's PERSPECTIVE -- The Winter of Red Snow, A Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart (Dear America)
BEST SUSPENSE/DRAMA -- A Ride Into Morning, The Story of Tempe Wick by Ann Rinaldi
BEST BEHIND THE SCENES -- Finishing Becca: A Story about Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold by Ann Rinaldi
BEST VIEW OF WASHINGTON -- Taking Liberty: The Story of Oney Judge, George Washington's Runaway Slave by Ann Rinaldi
BEST SLAVE PERSPECTIVE -- Wolf by the Ears by Ann Rinaldi
BEST ROMANCE -- Time Enough for Drums by Ann Rinaldi
BEST STORY OF JEFFERSON -- Thomas Jefferson, Man on a Mountain by Natalie S. Bober
BEST BOOK FOR SKIMMING!! -- George Washington by James MacGregor Burns