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    Newman, Andrew 2A 1776 David McCullough Identification of Work The book 1776 is a book written by David McCullough. It was published in 2005, and is the eighth book that David McCullough has published. He lists all of his sources, which he and his research assistant gathered, which ranges from books about the American Revolution to newspapers to memoirs and diaries. Such thorough research shows his immense dedication and effort that he put towards the writing of this book. Summary of the Main Ideas The purpose of this book was to educate and inform the reader of George Washington, and how the war would almost certainly have failed without him. It starts out with how Britain was reacting to the war at this time, including King George III’s thoughts on the matter (which, obviously, were very negative). Throughout the book, it explains the various war tactics that the commanders used. It ends the book with various people praising George Washington for his skill in commanding armies. Critical Evaluation of Work This author offered very few opinions, and what little opinions he did offer were based on hundreds of resources. The author uses an abundance of evidence and wrote with…

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    Assignment Renowned historian David McCullough spoke about the waning emphasis on history education and the futility of modern political discussions Wednesday night as the Distinguished Lecturer for the Kinder Institute of Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri. McCullough addressed a crowd of nearly 1,200 at Missouri Theatre on Oct. 7. A book signing followed the hour-long lecture titled “The History You Don’t Know: Lessons from the American Founders.” The event was free and…

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    In his essay “No Time to Read,” David McCullough discusses how reading books is the best way for one to gather and learn information. McCullough talks about the lack of reading that occurs in our society today, that without reading books, we are not gaining knowledge. He believes that if people would actually take time out of their day and read books, that we gain more knowledge than the internet can offer us. He mentions even though we have easy access to the internet with a touch of a button,…

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    David McCullough Jr. is asserting that we are so afraid of becoming insignificant that we have resorted to praising individuals for meaningless achievements. Rather than give out achievements for truly exceptional actions, society has started rewarding individuals for doing what they are expected to do. This behavior stems from our societies great emphasis on achievement and success. Since individuals are constantly striving to be in the limelight and are terrified of becoming insignificant,…

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    After reading this book I was able to gather that his thesis was that 1776 was a year of great importance. David McCullough did an exquisite job carrying out his thesis to the reader and did so in numerous ways. The first point that I would like to talk is that he went into great depth to explain people or events that the typical reader would not normally know. From my prior history experience just from taking numerous U.S history classes throughout the course of my life, McCullough discussed in…

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    The novel 1776, written by David McCullough, is arguably the best depiction of the events that took place during the height of the American Revolution. This novel illustrates the struggles and triumphs that General Washington and his men faced in the year that the Declaration of Independence was issued to the British government by the American colonists. This novel is not simply a day-by-day depiction of the nation at war, but more an in-depth narrative of the men that served along side of…

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    For my essay I met with Peter Alter, a historian and the archivist at the Chicago History Museum (CHM) since 2010. Peter was exceptionally helpful and patient in answering all of my questions. The archives at the CHM house many important collections relating to life in the Chicago region that go back as far as 1683. Having used their research center, I have always been impressed at how user-friendly their searchable database is, and how quickly they are able to locate the folders requested…

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    1776 is a book written by David McCullough, in which he tells the history of America, especially on the year 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed. On this year, the success of America was dependent on those who joined George Washington on the march for independence. McCullough uses extensive research in both the British and American archives to come up with a dramatically coined piece of work (331-376). This essay is aimed at reviewing the contents of the book with the view of…

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    In David McCullough’s 1776, one of the most important years in history and the most defining year of the Revolutionary War is described in detail. McCullough focuses his writing on the important figures of the war such as King George the III and General George Washington. Describing these important figures in detail, McCullough made me feel as if I connected to the characters, unlike other narratives of the Revolutionary War that only focus on the battles and development of the ideals of liberty…

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    1776, David McCullough desribes the most important year in the revolutionary war, with a focus on George Washington himself. He “was a man of exceptional, almost excessive self-command, rarely permitting himself any show of discouragement or despair” ( McCullough). The author shows Washingtons heroic battles, his early life, education, marriage to Martha Custis, his life as a weathly Virgina planter and his love of architecture. This book is about the history of the United States because it…

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