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Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence  Cover Image Book Book

Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence

Ellis, Joseph J. (Author).


Summary: Pulitzer-winning American historian Joseph Ellis tells an old story in a new way. The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country's founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history converged around them. Ellis meticulously examines the most influential figures in this propitious moment, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Britain's Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe. He weaves together the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, and shows how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0307701220
  • ISBN: 9780307701220
  • Physical Description: xiii, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-208) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prudence dictates -- Of arms and men -- Dogs that did not bark -- Etc., etc., etc. -- After virtue -- The fog of war -- Hearts and minds -- A long war -- Postscript: Necessary fictions.
Subject: HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
United States History 1775-1783, Revolution
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783
Amerikanische Revolution
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783
American Revolution (1775-1783)

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