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The Resource Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis

Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis

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
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.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Ellis, Joseph J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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United States
Label
Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-208) 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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 219 p., [8] plates
Isbn
9780307701220
Lccn
2012026140
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)798133561
  • (OCoLC)ocn798133561
  • 602185
Label
Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-208) 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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 219 p., [8] plates
Isbn
9780307701220
Lccn
2012026140
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)798133561
  • (OCoLC)ocn798133561
  • 602185

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