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BABY GIRL, March 25, 2010 (view all comments by BABY GIRL)
My grandpa loves this book and so do i!
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An excellent book to bring to life the real people involved in the American Revolution. The way we learn history in school is such a disservice to us as citizens of our own country and the world. So much more was involved than what we learned. I appreciate authors such as David McCullough who provide this information in an interesting and meaningful manner.
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exelet book i dont like war but i like this book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743226721
Author:
McCullough, David
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Berg, A. Scott
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Subject:
David McCullough, 1776, American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, British, King George III, colonies, colonialism, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Founding Fathers, General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-8 pp b/w inserts, 1-16 4/c insert
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 400 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743226721 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestselling historian and two-time Pulitzer winner McCullough follows up John Adams by staying with America's founding, focusing on a year rather than an individual: a momentous 12 months in the fight for independence. How did a group of ragtag farmers defeat the world's greatest empire? As McCullough vividly shows, they did it with a great deal of suffering, determination, ingenuity — and, the author notes, luck.Although brief by McCullough's standards, this is a narrative tour de force, exhibiting all the hallmarks the author is known for: fascinating subject matter, expert research and detailed, graceful prose. Throughout, McCullough deftly captures both sides of the conflict. The British commander, Lord General Howe, perhaps not fully accepting that the rebellion could succeed, underestimated the Americans' ingenuity. In turn, the outclassed Americans used the cover of night, surprise and an abiding hunger for victory to astonishing effect. Henry Knox, for example, trekked 300 miles each way over harsh winter terrain to bring 120,000 pounds of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston, enabling the Americans, in a stealthy nighttime advance, to seize Dorchester Heights, thus winning the whole city.Luck, McCullough writes, also played into the American cause — a vicious winter storm, for example, stalled a British counterattack at Boston, and twice Washington staged improbable, daring escapes when the war could have been lost. Similarly, McCullough says, the cruel northeaster in which Washington's troops famously crossed the Delaware was both 'a blessing and a curse.' McCullough keenly renders the harshness of the elements, the rampant disease and the constant supply shortfalls, from gunpowder to food, that affected morale on both sides — and it certainly didn't help the British that it took six weeks to relay news to and from London. Simply put, this is history writing at its best from one of its top practitioners. Agent, Morton Janklow. 1,250,000 first printing; BOMC and History Book Club main selections; Literary Guild and QPB featured alternates; 18-city author tour. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[A] lucid and lively work that will engage both Revolutionary War bores and general readers who have avoided the subject since their school days."
"Review" by , "[A] gripping read: readable, even thrilling popular history, and a graphic reminder of the parlous circumstances that attended the birth of this nation."
"Review" by , "[A] classic — brilliantly written, scrupulously researched, tremendously informative and endlessly entertaining....With 1776, David McCullough has added another masterwork to his collection, one that is both informative and inspiring."
"Review" by , "Though there is nary a dull moment in this breezy book, 1776 amounts to a deeply unsatisfying account of both a fascinating man and a pivotal historical moment....[A] deliciously readable book that leaves you famished for philosophical context. (Grade: B-)"
"Review" by , "In 1776, his dramatic recounting of the critical year in the American Revolution, historian David McCullough has found a way to tell American history's untellable story....1776 will surely be, and deservedly, one of this year's best-selling books."
"Review" by , "McCullough employs his formidable talent for narrative without unnecessarily repeating what has already been said many times."
"Review" by , "David McCullough, America's most celebrated popular historian, has done it again — written another engaging work of narrative history."
"Review" by , "[A] short but highly engaging study."
"Review" by , "One of the most compelling nonfiction works McCullough has written and should be required reading in living rooms from coast to coast."
"Review" by , "What McCullough has done here...is to take not just a piece of history but a well-traveled piece of history and render it anew."
"Review" by , "[F]luent and engaging....McCullough's brilliant work is a model for us all. In his unrivaled mastery of one part of the historian's task, we are all his students."
"Synopsis" by , Twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Truman and John Adams, David McCullough returns with the story of the Revolutionary War — a book certain to be another landmark in the literature of American history.
"Synopsis" by ,
From #1 New York Times bestselling author A. Scott Berg comes the definitive—and revelatory—biography of one of the great American figures of modern times.

One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize–winning author A. Scott Berg has completed Wilson—the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the twenty-eighth President.

In addition to the hundreds of thousands of documents in the Wilson Archives, Berg was the first biographer to gain access to two recently discovered caches of papers belonging to those close to Wilson. From this material, Berg was able to add countless details—even several unknown events—that fill in missing pieces of Wilsons character, and cast new light on his entire life.

From the visionary Princeton professor who constructed a model for higher education in America to the architect of the ill-fated League of Nations, from the devout Commander in Chief who ushered the country through its first great World War to the widower of intense passion and turbulence who wooed a second wife with hundreds of astonishing love letters, from the idealist determined to make the world “safe for democracy” to the stroke-crippled leader whose incapacity—and the subterfuges around it—were among the centurys greatest secrets, from the trailblazer whose ideas paved the way for the New Deal and the Progressive administrations that followed to the politician whose partisan battles with his opponents left him a broken man, and ultimately, a tragic figure—this is a book at once magisterial and deeply emotional about the whole of Wilsons life, accomplishments, and failings. This is not just Wilson the icon—but Wilson the man.

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"Synopsis" by , Americaand#8217;s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nationand#8217;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 Americaand#8217;s survival in the hands of George Washington.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 Independenceand#8212;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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, andlt;Iandgt;1776andlt;/Iandgt; 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 Kingand#8217;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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCulloughand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;1776andlt;/Iandgt; is another landmark in the literature of American history.
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