Revolutionary Summer

The Birth of American Independence

Ellis, Joseph J.

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Revolutionary Summer
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 converged 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--From publisher description.

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


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Nov 24, 2013
  • wac6 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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