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Revolutionary Summer

The Birth Of American Independence

By Joseph J Ellis

A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

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.
Revolutionary Summer tells an old story in a new way, with a freshness at once colorful and compelling.


Format: Large Print
Author: Ellis, Joseph J
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 Howe 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.
Title: Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence / Joseph J. Ellis.
Publisher Date: New York : Random House, 2013
Subject: Large type books United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Isbn: 9780804120906 0804120900
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Call Number: 973.3 Ell
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Bib Id: 434334

Format: Large Print
Author: Ellis, Joseph J.
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 Howe 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.
Title: Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence / Joseph J. Ellis.
Edition: 1st large print ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Random House, 2013
Description: xvi, 378 p. (large print) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Large type books
Subjects: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Notes: Includes bibliographical references 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.
ISBN: 9780804120906
ISBN: 0804120900
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 973.3 Ell