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review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough ô [KINDLE] ❄ 1776 Author David McCullough – Srl-ltd.co.uk 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 In this masterful book David McCullough te[KINDLE] 1776 Author David McCullough Srl ltd.co.uk 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 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 o.

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F the Declaration would have amounted to little than words on paperBased on extensive research in both American and British archives 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 an his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little knownAt the center of the drama with Washin.

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1776 by David McCullouGton are two young American patriots who at first knew no of war than what they had read in books Nathaniel Green a uaker who was made a general at thirty three and Henry Knox a twenty five year old bookseller who had the preposterous idea of hauling the guns of Fort Ticonderoga overland to Boston in the dead of WinterBut it is the American commander in chief who stands foremost Washington who had never before led an army in battle Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams David McCullough's is another landmark in the literature of American history.

review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough David McCullough is a Yale educated two time recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize Truman; John Adams and the National Book Award The Path Between the Seas; Mornings on Horseback His many other highly acclaimed works of historical non fiction include The Greater Journey Brave Companions The Great Bridge The Wright Brothers and The Johnstown Flood He has been honored with the Nation.

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  • Diane

    review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough 1776 by David McCullouThere are several reasons why I think this book is important and it has a lot to do with the state of our schools You've probably heard that public education in America is becoming of a shambles each decade I work at a college and often feel like I'm on the front lines of this battle While we have a number of good students we also have a fair number 18 and 19 year olds who simply aren't prepared for higher education and who if the economy weren't so degree oriented probably wouldn't choose to go to college at all A number of factors have been blamed for the decline of American schools but one of the biggest culprits in my opinion is the overemphasis on standardized testing especially as codified by the dreadful No Child Left


  • Will Byrnes

    review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough 1776 by David McCullouDavid McCullough image from Ohio Magazine This is an interesting book that describes in personal detail the battles of the early revolution We see George and company in Boston New York City Pennsylvania and New Jersey McCullough paints portraits of the military leaders of those campaigns Howe primarily and Clinton for the Brits Greene Knox GW and a handful of others for the Yanks He shows us


  • JanB

    review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough 1776 by David McCullouAs the title suggests this book covers only the year 1776 the first full year of the Revolutionary War McCullough with his impeccable research used diaries letters and papers from officials on both sides as he narrowed his focus giving us an up close and personal accounting of this year The history books have romanticized the war to some extent but this is a fresh look at history that doesn’t gloss over the failures and difficulties that faced Washington and his army Washington isn’t presented as a mythological figure but one who faced heavy criticism challenges and failures Privately Washington expressed doubts and discouragement yet he never wavered in his leadership perseverance and determination to the troops There wer


  • Lyn

    review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough 1776 by David McCullouPulitzer prizes are sexyThis chronicles Washington's army from just after Bunker Hill to the dramatic crossing of the Delaware and his Christmas attack of the Hessians at Trenton Well researched and superbly written very entertaining McCullough paints a vivid portrait of legendary time


  • Debra

    review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough 1776 by David McCullouHow did a group of farmers beat the English Empire Through blood sweat and tears Noted American Historian David McCullough beautifully tells the story of the birth of the United States of America He takes just one year in the American Revolution to tell how both sides of the war felt and thought He shows how King George III thought of the Colonists as petulant chi


  • Jason Koivu

    review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough 1776 by David McCullouIn 1776 David McCullough captures the importance of that year's uintessential struggle for our countryBy focusing on this single year as opposed to the entire war McCullough is able to dissect minutely the individual battles turning points specific leaders and the result is one of the most humanistic depictions of George Washington I've ever read Here he becomes than mythic god of the American past but rather a living breathing flawed man Telescoping in on actions like The Battle of Long Island oft overlooked in American Revolution text with a broader view gives the reader a chance to appreciate the ebb and flow of the war as the retreating Patriots fled the rushing sweep of the oncoming British force and turned what might have been their ultimate defea


  • Michael Finocchiaro

    review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough 1776 by David McCullouMcCullough's celebrated 1776 covers a crucial turning point in the American war of independence from the British empire However I felt that this book was not as fascinating as Washington's Crossing by Fischer In Fischer's book we get a much detailed account of the defeat in New York the retreat across New Jersey and the crossing and re crossing of the Delaware which I found gripping than the superficial coverage by McCullough I guess the positive point of McCullough is the broader historical perspective s


  • Nate Cooley

    review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough 1776 by David McCullouDavid McCullough has again exceeded all expectations in his latest book 1776 Like most historical narratives the reader often knows the ending well in advance In 1776 every reader had to have expected that McCullough would close his book describing Washington's daring yet gallant crossing of the Delaware and the Continental Army's subseuent triumph at Trenton Nevertheless as I approached the end of the book I found myself anxiously awaiting that moment I literally read on with bated breath David McCullough does a masterful job of describing with ease the events as they unfolded chronologically Though as he does so he importantly provides acute analysis into the psyches of the main players As much as this book was a narrative about the Continental Army from Bunker Hill to Dorchester Heights to Long Island and the Battle of Brooklyn down through New Jersey and ulitmately victory at Trenton the book could have as easily been a biography of


  • Ashley

    review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough 1776 by David McCullouThis isn't the book I wanted to read or was expecting to read but it was good nonethelessWhat I was expecting1 A book about the first full year of the American Revolution this part was accurate2 Insight into the causes of the Revolution absent almost completely3 Portrayals of the way the two sides saw each other and why somewhat present4 Stuff about George Washington and the other founding fathers there was some stuff on George Washington mostly in his role as commander in chief of the first continental army but there was almost nothing on his personal life or anything outside his new role5 Explanations of battles this is basically all the book consisted of6 Lots about the writing of the Declaration of Independence there was NONE OF THISSo you can see I was probably setting myself up for failure but luckily halfway through I forced myself to adjust my e


  • Connie G

    review ¸ 1776 by David McCullough 1776 by David McCullou1776 is an interesting narrative covering the Revolutionary War from the Siege of Boston in late 1775 through the British victories in New York to the successful American battles in windy snowy weather in New Jersey The war did not end until 1783 so this book only covers the historic year when the Declaration of Independence was signedIt's a joy to read David McCullough's writing because he makes the historical figures seem so real with their strengths and flaws The book is well researched with many uotations from primary sources 1776 concentrates on the military situation since McCullough wrote about the politics