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Date Recommended: Jul 2007
Recommended by: blake
1776 discusses the first year of the Revolutionary War. David McCullough does an excellent job presenting the historic year as a story, so instead of being somewhat boring (as I expect a lot of history books to be) it was actually exciting and hard to put down at times. I was amazed and inspired by the stories of the first major battles and the determination of the leaders like Washington who were inexperienced and under qualified, but were still trying their hardest. I was surprised that the Continental Army suffered major defeats in the first year and had trouble recruiting enough soldiers to fight.
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