1776, which adds a new scholarship and a fresh perspective to events that took place at the start of the American Revolution, is a historical book written by David McCullough that is considered a companion to his earlier biography of John Adams. This 1776 book review essay shall analyze the story by McCullough.
McCullough did to me what I had thought could never be done: he finally made history interesting to me. 1776 is a book that if an individual starts to read, it would be impossible for him or her to put away simply. Even though the title gives a hint about the contents of the book, its full benefits are only reaped by reading the book.
It is a fascinating history, indeed. However, I think that the author (or his publisher) could have included more maps to make the story easier to understand. The three facsimiles maps, drawn in 1776, included in the book did not make any difference. All the same, I enjoyed reading the book.
David McCullough is an American historian, author, and narrator. His books Truman and John Adams each won Pulitzer Prizes. His other popular books include 1776, The Johnstown Flood, The Wright Brothers, The Pioneers, and The Great Bridge. He is also the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.
The Other 1776 With his riveting, enlightening accounts of subjects from Johnstown Flood to John Adams, David McCullough has become the historian that Americans look to most to tell us our own story. In his Amazon.com interview, McCullough explains why he turned in his new book from the political battles of the Revolution to the battles on the ground, and he marvels at some of his favorite young citizen soldiers who fought alongside the remarkable General Washington.
Because of the narrow scope of the book, the narrative does not extend to the close of the war. Do the Americans win the war, or are they driven further and further west until they have to admit defeat? Do the British eventually cut their losses and give up on their colony, or do they own them still? And what happened to George Washington? Did the legend of the man extend past 1776 or were his best days already behind him? While these answers are obvious, I almost wished that the book had continued, at least to summarize the remaining years of the war. But, of course, this would defeat the purpose of writing a book with the limited objective of covering a single year.
That's the message David McCullough has for anyone who thinks the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War and the two centuries of democracy they produced were unstoppable.In "1776," his new book, McCullough writes that anything from the weather to the slightest improvements in British military strategy could have doomed our rebellious forebears' bid for freedom.
In the interest of keeping that military story gripping, McCullough made sure this book was shorter than some of his previous works. "John Adams," the author's biography of America's second president, was 736 pages long, though it read much shorter. "1776" runs just 400 pages, a length McCullough thinks is more appropriate for this tale.
Since McCullough's appeal as a historian and writer is so widespread, it is a certainty that more Americans will read this book than were alive in 1776. [Ed. note: fewer than 4 million.] Indeed, is there anyone interested in our nation's history who has not heard his voice or read "John Adams," "Truman," "The Path Between The Seas," "Mornings on Horseback," etc.?
Tudor's is only one of the many voices in this book that, thanks to McCullough, we can now hear. We should also listen, and take encouragement from the example of the soldiers who followed Washington in the year 1776.
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.TLE of Brooklyn and the daring American escape that followed is a part of the book few readers will ever forget. As the crucial weeks pass, defeat follows defeat, and in the long retreat across New Jersey, all hope seems gone, until Washington launches the "brilliant stroke" that will change history. 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.[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in History and Social Studies in grades 11-12 at ] Copyright: 2005Book Details Book Quality: Publisher Quality ISBN-13: 9780743287708 Related ISBNs: 9780743226721, 9780743226721 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Date of Addition: 06/27/20 Copyrighted By: David Mccullough Adult content: No Language: English Has Image Descriptions: No Categories: History, Military, Nonfiction, Biographies and Memoirs Submitted By: Bookshare Staff Usage Restrictions: This is a copyrighted book. ReviewsNo Rating Yet Discoverin Browse by Lexile: 1200L +in Grade 11 and 12 Common Core Text ExemplarsOther Books by David Mccullough in History in Military in Nonfiction in Biographies and Memoirs Book Quality See open book quality issues × Sign Up Now!Already a Member? Log InYou must be logged into Bookshare to access this title.Learn about membership options,or view our freely available titles.
1776 is an excellent book that talks about the American History and settlement and post settlement scenarios of the first band who came to the Northwest Territory. It is a book written by David McCullough who has researched well to bring us the facts from the history without distorting them and sharing in a highly presentable manner. David McCullough himself is also the narrator of this novel. This shows his versatility and both his writing and narration is highly commendable from all aspects of quality and performance.
1776 (HBO, New!) - The pay channel and Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman's Playtone banner are set to team for a new multi-part mini-series based on David McCullough's recently published book "1776." Said project, which Hanks and Goetzman will executive produce, will track George Washington's military campaign against the British. The news marks HBO and Playtone's second small screen adaptation of a McCullough novel, the first being the upcoming 11-hour project "John Adams." Kirk Ellis, who spearheaded "Adams" (writing nine of the 11 hours), is understood to be in talks to do the same for "1776." Production on "Adams" is set to begin in the fall while no timetable was given for "1776."
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