With a new introduction by David McCullough, 1776: The Illustrated Edition brings 140 powerful images and 37 removable replicas of source documents to this remarkable drama. In 1776, David McCullough's bestselling account of a pivotal year in our nation's struggle, readers learned of the greatest... show more
With a new introduction by David McCullough, 1776: The Illustrated Edition brings 140 powerful images and 37 removable replicas of source documents to this remarkable drama. In 1776, David McCullough's bestselling account of a pivotal year in our nation's struggle, readers learned of the greatest defeats, providential fortune, and courageous triumphs of George Washington and his bedraggled army. Now, in 1776: The Illustrated Edition, the efforts of the Continental Army are made even more personal, as an excerpted version of the original book is paired with letters, maps, and seminal artwork. More than three dozen source documents -- including a personal letter George Washington penned to Martha about his commission, a note informing the mother of a Continental soldier that her son has been taken prisoner, and a petition signed by Loyalists pledging their allegiance to the King -- are re-created in uniquely designed envelopes throughout the book and secured with the congressional seal. Both a distinctive art book and a collectible archive, 1776: The Illustrated Edition combines a treasury of eighteenth-century paintings, sketches, documents, and maps with storytelling by our nation's preeminent historian to tell the story of 1776 as never before.
Publish date: October 2nd 2007
Publisher: Simon And Schuster, Inc.
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Trust David McCullough to make a story you have heard many times still thrilling.
Well written and engaging. Books like this are an easy way to learn history.
Finding a point to start when wanting to learn about American History is appealing in itself. With history, finding a beginning is always tricky. I could have started with Christopher Columbus’s voyage, for instance. But my rationale for choosing 1776 was to follow the events and individuals that de...
Superb. You are dragged through every trench, over every mud steeped mile and holed up in every drenched tent. A stunning portrayal of just one year that is clear, concise and accessible, especially to those who do not usually dable in military history.
David McCullough is an acclaimed American historian who has been awarded the Pulitzer Prise for his biography of John Adams. I decided to read 1776 because I wanted to learn more about the American Revolution. I know absolutely nothing about it – except of course that it happened but the exact histo...