1776 (The Thomas Fleming Library) by Thomas Fleming

By Thomas Fleming

during this ny instances bestseller, historian Thomas Fleming examines the entire dimensions of the memorable 12 months of 1776 - fairly the typical, fallible humanity of the boys and girls of the yank Revolution.

The 12 months 1776 ended with either the american citizens and the British stripped in their illusions. either side were compelled to desert the parable of invincibility and confront the realities of human nature off and on the battlefield.

For the american citizens, it have been a surprise to find that it was once effortless to cajole humans to cheer for all times, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, however it was once one other subject to persuade them to make genuine sacrifices for those beliefs. For the British, their objective of accomplishing right subordination of the US to England was once annoyed forever.

Seventeen seventy-six was once a sad 12 months: americans struggling with within the identify of liberty persecuted and infrequently killed fellow american citizens who selected to stay dependable to the previous order. Seventeen seventy-six used to be a yr of heroes: It introduced forth the leaders who had the braveness to struggle for freedom. Seventeen seventy-six was once a disgraceful 12 months: americans published a capability for cowardice, disorganization, and incompetence.

Here, during this masterful booklet, is the genuine tale of 1776.

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