1776
1776
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1776

Written by David McCullough
Published by Simon & Schuster
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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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780743226721
    Publication Date
    July 4, 2006
    Page Count
    400
    Words Per Page
    263
    Audience
    Adult
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2006287092
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    70552030
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0743226720
    Lexile® Level
    1300L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Z+
    ATOS® Book Level
    9.1
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    20
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    104010
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    UG

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