By David McCullough
During this masterful publication, David McCullough tells the intensely human tale of these who marched with common George Washington within the yr of the assertion of Independence—when the total American reason was once driving on their luck, with no which all wish for independence could were dashed and the noble beliefs of the assertion may have amounted to little greater than phrases on paper.
in line with broad learn in either American and British records, 1776 is a robust drama written with amazing narrative energy. it's the tale of american citizens within the ranks, males of each form, dimension, and colour, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys became squaddies. And it's the tale of the King's males, the British commander, William Howe, and his hugely disciplined redcoats who seemed on their insurgent foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known.
on the heart of the drama, with Washington, are younger American patriots, who, first and foremost, knew not more of battle than what they'd learn in books—Nathanael Greene, a Quaker who was once made a normal at thirty-three, and Henry Knox, a twenty-five-year-old bookseller who had the preposterous thought of hauling the weapons of castle Ticonderoga overland to Boston within the lifeless of iciness.
however it is the yank commander-in-chief who stands foremost—Washington, who had by no means earlier than led a military in conflict. Written as a spouse paintings to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough's 1776 is one other landmark within the literature of yankee background.
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