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Revolutionary Summer

Author: Joseph J Ellis
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf New York : Knopf.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph J Ellis
ISBN: 9780307701220 0307701220
OCLC Number: 1001483063
Description: 219 pages : index
Contents: Prudence dictates --
Of arms and men --
Dogs that did not bark --
Etc., etc., etc --
After virtue --
The fog of war --
Hearts and minds --
A long war --
Postscript: necessary fictions.
Other Titles: Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
Responsibility: by Joseph J. Ellis.

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A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our countrys founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them. In a brilliant and seamless narrative, Ellis meticulously examines the most influential figures in this propitious moment, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Britains Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe.

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