David McCullough’s Biography of a Year: 1776

GBH Forum Network– Mar 31, 2014

Best-selling historical writer and two-time Pulitzer winner David McCullough follows up his biography John Adams by focusing on a historic time rather than an individual: the momentous 12 months in the fight for independence. 1776 describes how a group of ragtag farmers were able to defeat the world’s greatest empire with a great deal of suffering, determination, ingenuity, and, as McCullough notes, luck.

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