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America's most acclaimed historian presents the intricate story of the year of the birth of the United States of America. 1776 tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. This book destroys many popular myths about the wars of independence and reveals in fact how many Americans wished to remain British, and how many British had profound doubts about a military solution to the revolt. It shows that many of those fighting knew those on the other side well, and as the great decisions and battles of 1776 unfolded and attitudes hardened, the truly fratricidal nature of the conflict became clear. A must read. This exhilarating book is one of the great peices of historical narrative.Biografía del autor:
David McCullough has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and has twice won the National Book Award. He is the author of John Adams, Truman, Brave Companions, Mornings on Horseback, The Path Between the Seas, The Great Bridge and The Johnstown Flood.
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Descripción Allen Lane, 2005. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0713998636
Descripción Condición: New. New. Nº de ref. del artículo: STR-0713998636