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Revolutionary Summer [electronic Resource]

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.


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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 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 [electronic resource] : the birth of American independence / Joseph J. Ellis.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Subject: Eighteenth century Revolutionary Revolutionary Period (1775-1800) United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
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Format: Ebook
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 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 [electronic resource] : the birth of American independence / Joseph J. Ellis.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 219, [8] p. of plates) : col. ill., map.
Subjects: Eighteenth century
Subjects: Revolutionary
Subjects: Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subjects: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-208) and index.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
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.
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Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=710879C2-5CB1-4EB9-A6E5-D940945EA1F5 Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780385349628 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0385349629 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: E208 .E48 2013eb