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1776

1776

Written by David McCullough

Narrated by David McCullough


1776

Written by David McCullough

Narrated by David McCullough

ratings:
4.5/5 (313 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Released:
May 24, 2005
ISBN:
9780743551779
Format:
Audiobook

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Editor's Note

Essential walkthrough…

From one of America’s most beloved historians, the Pulitzer Prize–winning McCullough, comes the essential walkthrough of the pivotal year when the Declaration of Independence was signed but the Revolutionary War raged on.

Description

In this stirring audiobook, 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 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.
Released:
May 24, 2005
ISBN:
9780743551779
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other acclaimed books include The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, Brave Companions, 1776, The Greater Journey, The American Spirit, and The Wright Brothers. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Visit DavidMcCullough.com.


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  • (4/5)
    great as most of his books... way too short!
  • (5/5)
    This book was awesome!
  • (5/5)
    Since McCullough is one of my favorite authors, it is no surprise that his second work on the time of the American Revolution is another one of truly enjoyed. This book takes us through the entire year of 1776 during the Revolutionary War but focuses on the war aspects rather than the political. The author's ability to look at people involved in these conflicts is second to none. I loved reading about such important players that are glossed over in traditional histories such as Henry Knox and Nathaniel Greene. Without these men history would be very different. I would recomment this book to anyone interested in teh time period as the narrative is exceptional.
  • (4/5)
    David McCullough does an excellent job narrating his work, which is written in a clear, accessible style. He helps make history come alive as he tells the story of the beginnings of the American Revolution, and he focuses on both sides of the conflict as he does so.
  • (5/5)
    Wonderful writer
  • (5/5)
    Excellent well researched