1776
Score: 4
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1776


  • Author: David McCullough
  • Release Date : 2005-05-24
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 26174799 Bytes


America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington.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 am...

1776
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

1776


  • Author: Thomas Fleming
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 5647285 Bytes


In this New York Times bestseller, historian Thomas Fleming examines all the dimensions of the memorable year of 1776 - particularly the common, fallible humanity of the men and women of the American Revolution. The year 1776 ended with both the Americans and the British stripped of their illusions. Each side had been forced to abandon the myth of invincibility and confront the realities of human nature on and off the battlefield. For the Americans, it had been a shock to discover that it was easy to persuade people to cheer for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but it was another matter to convince them to make real sacrifices for these ideals. For the British, their goal of achieving proper subordination of America to England was frustra...

1776
Score: 4
From 3,779 Ratings

1776


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-05-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743287708


1776 Book Description :

America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington. 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 a...

1776
Score: 4
From 139 Ratings

1776


  • Author : David G. McCullough
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Large type books
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000055172059


1776 Book Description :

America's most acclaimed historian presents the intricate story of the year of the birth of the United States of America. 1776 tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. This book destroys many popular myths about the wars of independence and reveals in fact how many Americans wished to remain British, and how many British had profound doubts about a military solution to the revolt. It shows that many of those fighting knew those on the other side well, and as the great decisions and battles of 1776 unfolded and attitudes hardened, the truly fratricidal nature of the conflict became clear. A must read. This exhilarating book is one of the great pei...

The Churching of America  1776 2005

The Churching of America 1776 2005


  • Author : Professor of Sociology Roger Finke
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0813535530


The Churching of America 1776 2005 Book Description :

This edition offers research, statistics and stories that document-increased participation in religious groups in the US in the 21st century. New chapters chart the development of African American churches from the early 19th century and the ethnic religious communities of recent immigrants....

British and Public Policy 1776 1939

British and Public Policy 1776 1939


  • Author : S. G. Checkland
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521270863


British and Public Policy 1776 1939 Book Description :

The evolution of British public policy through the industrial revolution, the Victorian age and the inter-war years to 1939 is an essential element of British history. It is also a necessary preliminary to the understanding of today's policy choices as they confront governments. It has not previously been viewed as a totality, embodying the economic aspects, both macro and micro, together with social and welfare provision and the patterns of ideas affecting both. Sydney Checkland's treatment, first published in 1983, embraces all these aspects, and is set within the changing configuration of class and politics as the franchise extended. As successive governments responded to these challenges they sought to improve the operation of the market economy ...

If You Were There in 1776
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

If You Were There in 1776


  • Author : Barbara Brenner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1994-05-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780027123227


If You Were There in 1776 Book Description :

Period prints and drawings highlight a fascinating look back at what life was like in colonial America in 1776, exploring the ways in which children lived on a New England farm, a southern plantation, and on the frontier....

Tracts of the American Revolution  1763 1776

Tracts of the American Revolution 1763 1776


  • Author : Merrill Jensen
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0872206939


Tracts of the American Revolution 1763 1776 Book Description :

"Students of American history and political thought will find here rich documentation of the colonist's grievances against Britain, their rhetoric, and the development of the political thought that led to the Declaration of Independence. A student-oriented Introduction presents a capsule history of the events of the period and an analysis of the context of each tract." -- Back cover....

U S  Capitalist Development Since 1776

U S Capitalist Development Since 1776


  • Author : Douglas Fitzgerald Dowd
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1563241668


U S Capitalist Development Since 1776 Book Description :

We'll All Go Together When We Go...

Republicanism  Liberty  and Commercial Society  1649 1776

Republicanism Liberty and Commercial Society 1649 1776


  • Author : David Wootton
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0804723567


Republicanism Liberty and Commercial Society 1649 1776 Book Description :

This examination of republicanism in an Anglo-American and European context gives weight not only to the thought of the theorists of republicanism but also to the practical experience of republican governments in England, Geneva, the Netherlands, and Venice....