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    DescriptionAmerica'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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    Title
    1776
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David McCullough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 386
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743226721
    ISBN 10: 0743226720
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T General Subject: 430
    DC21: 973.3
    DC22: 973.3
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036030
    LC classification: E208 .M396 2006
    Thema V1.0: NHK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MLQ-US-B, 3MLQ-US-C
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    04 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Brilliant . . . powerful . . . "1776" is vintage McCullough: colorful, eloquent and illuminating." -- "Newsweek"