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    America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington.

    In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence—when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.

    Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the King’s men, the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known.

    Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough’s 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history.


    Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
    ISBN 9780743226714
    Genre HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 386
    Publisher Date 2005-05-24 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Simon & Schuster
    Copyright Year 2005
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.75 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors McCullough, David

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      By far the best book I have ever read dealing with this period of our history, Taken largely from letters and journals of those actually involed. David McCullough has given us a wonderful picture of the hardship, fears and dangers that our founding fathers and ancestors endured during these most trying and frightning times. We are also given a great insight to the desires and passions of those same men and women. Anyone serious about learning more of the War for Independance cannot afford to overlook this awesome work.

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