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By David McCullough. In hardcover, ISBN 0-7432-2671-2, and softcover, ISBN 0-7432-2672-0. Copyright 2005. 386 pages with 16 pages of photos and map insert.
Pulitzer Prize winner 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. At the center of the drama and the person who stands foremost is Washington, who has never led an army in battle. Based on extensive research, 1776 is a 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.