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1776
1776
Author: David McCullough
In this stirring 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 am...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743226721
ISBN-10: 0743226720
Publication Date: 6/27/2006
Pages: 400
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4 stars, based on 132 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 12
When we learn about the Revolutionary War in school, it seems like a logical progression with democracy as the inevitable result. But when one is living in a historic time, one moment follows another, and everything could change at any time. The outcome is not sure.

McCullough writes as if the year 1776 is a work in progress. I find his style memorable and delightful. As I finished the book, I was thinking, "I don't know which side is actually going to win the war!" Although I've read a lot of American history, McCullough made me feel I was right there, looking over their shoulders, wondering what might happen next.
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Helpful Score: 5
Even if you don't enjoy historical non-fiction, you will love this book. Written in a narrative style with quotes from historical figures mixed in. Perfect for the average reader!
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is currently on the Best Seller list. If you are a history buff, you will enjoy it because it is so solidly researched. But it is also written in such a readable way that if you aren't actually into history, you'll enjoy it. Mccullough makes people we have heard about all our lives (like George Washington, for example) come alive. He does such a good job, I didn't want the book to end. I hope Mccullough is going to write a sequel.
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Helpful Score: 3
For history buffs. This shows the development of events which led to, and into the Revolutionary Way. George Washington is the major character. This is non-fiction and well documented by an award winning historian/
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Helpful Score: 2
If you're into Revolutionary War history at all, you've got to read this. McCullough has this way of writing that uses extensive citations with all the references, but it reads almost like a casual account. It's not like a boring textbook. I couldn't wait to find out what happened to GW next, even though I was already generally familiar with the battles.
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I really enjoyed this book, as I have any David McCullough books that I have read. It provides great historical detail about the events of 1776 and the Continental Army. Unfortunately Washington's army spent most of 1776 losing to the British. It wasn't until the last few days of the year, starting with the crossing of the Delaware and victory against the Hessians that the war started turning. The book pretty much ends at the end of 1776 (hence the title), so you don't get much of the good news as the war turned in favor of the Americans. I would be cool if he had gone through the end of the war or added a sequel. Still, I definitely enjoyed and recommend this book.
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Very good read. Provides those details about this critical period of history that are often not mentioned.
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I had read this book when it first came out. It was given to me as a gift. I swapped it here on Paperbackswap.com and regretted giving it up. The book is an accurate historical read with all important events and people.

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