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The Resource Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis, (large type)

Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis, (large type)

Label
Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence
Title
Revolutionary summer
Title remainder
the birth of American independence
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pulitzer-winning American historian Joseph Ellis tells an old story in a new way, with a freshness at once colorful and compelling. 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 congealed around them. In a brilliant and seamless narrative, 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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • United States
Label
Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis, (large type)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Contents
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
Control code
sky255862640
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 378 p. (large print), [8] p. of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804120906
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780804120906
Label
Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis, (large type)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Contents
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
Control code
sky255862640
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 378 p. (large print), [8] p. of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804120906
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780804120906

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