Audiobook CD - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2005]
Copyright Date: ℗2005
ISBN: 9780743544238
Branch Call Number: Audiobook 973.3 McCu
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (720 min.) : digital ; 12 cm


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Jun 29, 2015

David McCullough is a superior historian & story teller with the added bonus of reading it himself. He always ferrets out details & not the usual blither most of us heard in school. He's an American treasure in my eyes.

Jan 06, 2015

A very thorough look at 1776 and the importance of that year to the Revolutionary cause.

Nov 06, 2012

A terrific audiobook for a long road trip. Very engaging, well-written and well-read.

Apr 06, 2010

This is a superb book that covers the first year of the American Revolution. It reads like a novel, and the author (David McCullough) does a great job of interpretting his text.

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