[Item #5764] 1776. David McCullough.
1776
1776
1776
1776

1776

ISBN: 0743226712
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. "In this stirring 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 amounted to little more than words on paper. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the King's men, the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known." (from front flap) The sweeping-&-granular, multifaceted saga of the year in which the USA was born & began to fight for its life, by David McCullough (1933-2022), the beloved & prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American historical author. With three sections of captioned historic images, the second in color. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. From the collection of Russell Taylor Weil (b. 1927), a prominent retired attorney & collector from Washington, DC. A masterpiece of historical narrative in the monumental McCullough canon in its rarest original form & with distinguished provenance. Book in very fine condition with only a hint of wear at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; very slight bending of spine toward front; light rubbing & occasional spotting to upper edge of text block. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Dust jacket very fine with only a touch of rubbing, faint scratching to front, back covers, spine & flaps; some tiny bumps, creases at/near edges & corners of same; thin band of light rubbing, occasional spotting from upper edge of rear flap. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #5764]

Price: $75.00

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