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Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence (Hardcover)

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    A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

    The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While th......more

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A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them. In a brilliant and seamless narrative, Ellis meticulously examines the most influential figures in this propitious moment, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Britain’s Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe. He weaves together the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, and shows how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other.
Revolutionary Summer tells an old story in a new way, with a freshness at once colorful and compelling.

Joseph Ellis is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers. His portrait of Thomas Jefferson, American Sphinx, won the National Book Award. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife and their youngest son.

Author:
Ellis, Joseph J.
Genre:
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
219
Language:
English
Publisher:
Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publish Date:
06/04/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9780307701220
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.16 lb
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