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The Resource 1776

1776

Label
1776
Title
1776
Statement of responsibility
David McCullough
Title variation
  • Seventeen seventy-six
  • Seventeen hundred and seventy-six
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Draws on personal correspondence and period diaries to present a history of the American Revolution that ranges from the siege of Boston, to the American defeat at Brooklyn and retreat across New Jersey, to the American victory at Trenton
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
  • Quill Book Award for History/Current Events/Politics, 2005.
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154999
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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1300
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
1776
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:8c6e0ec6-8a66-4a82-a033-de69be4a49c1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780743287708
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
1776
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8c6e0ec6-8a66-4a82-a033-de69be4a49c1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780743287708
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
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