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By Thomas Fleming

during this big apple occasions bestseller, historian Thomas Fleming examines all of the dimensions of the memorable yr of 1776 - relatively the typical, fallible humanity of the lads and ladies of the yankee Revolution.

The yr 1776 ended with either the american citizens and the British stripped in their illusions. both sides have been pressured 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 topic to persuade them to make genuine sacrifices for those beliefs. For the British, their target of attaining right subordination of the US to England was once annoyed forever.

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identify of liberty persecuted and infrequently killed fellow american citizens who selected to stay dependable to the outdated order.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

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

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