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1776

1776

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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.

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: 05/24/2005
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.72lbs
Size: 9.56h x 6.52w x 1.45d
ISBN: 9780743226714

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 9.1
Point Value: 20
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 104010 / 1776

Award: New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award - Winner
Award: Quill Awards - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 04/01/2005 pg. 109
Ingram Advance 05/01/2005 pg. 33
School Library Journal 10/01/2005 pg. 201
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2005 pg. 404
Library Journal Prepub Alert 02/15/2005 pg. 112
Publishers Weekly 02/21/2005 pg. 164
Booklist 03/01/2005 pg. 1100
Booklist Editors Choice/Adult 01/01/2006 pg. 8
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