A New York Times Bestseller 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. 1776 is the story of the Revolutionary War during the nation's tumultuous beginning, and those who, at great sacrifice, fought for what we assume to be our ...Read MoreA New York Times Bestseller 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. 1776 is the story of the Revolutionary War during the nation's tumultuous beginning, and those who, at great sacrifice, fought for what we assume to be our rightful heritage and precious ideals. This is narrative history at its best, bringing to life an extraordinary period and a vast array of extraordinary characters on both sides of the conflict. It is also powerful testimony to how much is owed to a rare few in that brave, founding era. David McCullough has become the historian that Americans turn to most to tell us our own story.Read Less
New. 386 pages: illustration (some color), color maps; 25 cm. Hardcover and dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. 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. Contents: The Siege: Sovereign duty; Rabble in arms; Dorchester heights; Fateful Summer: The lines are drawn; Field of battle; The Long Retreat: Fortune frowns; Darkest hour.
I was overwhelmed by the beautiful photos, and the added replicas of historic documents. A must for any history buff.
Dec 16, 2011
1776 by David McCullough
Received this book in great condition. The book is a must read for History buffs. I found the reading very easy and was able to follow the characters from beginning to end without losing sight of their part in history.
Nov 3, 2011
Great! I like the book. It was great! I'll let other people know that the book was great during the Revolutionary War.
Aug 18, 2011
American Revolution in 1776
Though I studied the American Revolution in school, this history brought a human feeling to the brave American men like Washington, Knox and others who had seemed so remote before. I live in Brooklyn, and I learned a lot about battles that took place near my home. I highly recommend 1776.
Mar 24, 2011
A Must Read
This is probably one of the most important and most misunderstood years in the history of our country. As always, McCullough tells a great story packed with information. If you're interested in the early years of America, this is a must read.
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