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1776

Author: David G McCullough
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCullough, David G.
1776.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2005
(OCoLC)580583968
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough
ISBN: 0743226712 9780743226714
OCLC Number: 57557578
Description: 386 pages : illustration (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Siege: Sovereign duty ; Rabble in arms ; Dorchester heights ; Fateful Summer: The lines are drawn ; Field of battle ; The Long Retreat: Fortune frowns ; Darkest hour.
Other Titles: Seventeen seventy-six
Responsibility: David McCullough.
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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.

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