Analysis Of The Book ' 1776 ' By David Mccullough Essay

867 Words Oct 21st, 2016 4 Pages
I had an opportunity to read a book called 1776 by David McCullough; this is his tenth Book he has written on the subject. In this amazing novel he describes several significant issues that George Washington had to overcome to secure his ultimate victory in 1783. The book describes the first year of the American Revolution, especially the triumph of Boston and the failure at New York. The author details the challenges and the struggles of creating and maintaining an army and then developing and drilling the militia that will be fight in the field of battle. He also writes that there were several problems that George Washington faced while leading the continental army. The first problem was that the men had poor discipline and had no experience with the military, the soldiers also exhibited poor cleanliness, which led to several health problems including a disease known as camp fever. Other problems included a lack of supplies, mainly gunpowder to distribute among the men, and that many of the men were from all different sorts. Another problem that he faces were that his men would not be willing to train; another problem that he overcame was that his new unruly recruits were hardly fit for action and many did not have firearms, another problem that he faces were that many of the officers had little idea of what to do. Another problem that he face was that the army did not express any mortals, they would rather continue to have their clothes smell then to clean them their…

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