Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 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 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. But it is the American commander-in-chief who stands foremost: Washington, who had never before led an army in battle.
The darkest hours of that tumultuous year were as dark as any Americans have known. Especially in our own tumultuous time, 1776 is powerful testimony to how much is owed to a rare few in that brave founding epoch, and what a miracle it was that things turned out as they did.
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.
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2005 Audie Award Nominee, Narration by the Author
2005 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, Nonfiction
"A first-rate historical account." (Booklist)
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wonderful entry into the Revolutionary War
knowing hardly nothing of what went on during the Revolutionary War, I found his account to be well researched and comprehensive, showing everyone's weaknesses and the actual lay of the land. I was very impressed and I was very sad for it to be over. He is a wonderful historian and storyteller.