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1776
Title:1776
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0743226720
Number of Pages:386

Epic book online Books by: David McCullough 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 br br Based on extensive research in both American and British archives i i 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 known br br At the center of the drama with Washington are two young American patriots who at first knew no more of war than what they had read in books Nathaniel Green a Quaker 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 Winter br br But 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 i i is another landmark in the literature of American history

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