The 1776 Report Book
Score: 5
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The 1776 Report


  • Author : Larry P. Arnn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1641772255

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The 1776 Report Excerpt :

"In the course of human events there have always been those who deny or reject human freedom, but Americans will never falter in defending the fundamental truths of human liberty proclaimed on July 4, 1776. We will-we must-always hold these truths. The declared purpose of the President's Advisory 1776 Commission is to "enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776 and to strive to form a more perfect Union." This requires a restoration of American education, which can only be grounded on a history of those principles that is "accurate, honest, unifying, inspiring, and ennobling." And a rediscovery of ourshared identity rooted in our founding principles is the path to a renewed American unity and a confident American future"--

The Counter Revolution of 1776 Book
Score: 3
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The Counter Revolution of 1776


  • Author : Gerald Horne
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479806898

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The Counter Revolution of 1776 Excerpt :

The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then living in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with the British. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne shows that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt. Prior to 1776, anti-slavery sentiments were deepening throughout Britain and in the Caribbean, rebellious Africans were in revolt. For European colonists in America, the major threat to their security was a foreign invasion combined with an insurrection of the enslaved. It was a real and threatening possibility that London would impose abolition throughout the colonies—a possibility the founding fathers feared would bring slave rebellions to their shores. To forestall it, they went to war. The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their right to enslave others. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 brings us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States.

Mornings on Horseback Book
Score: 4
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Mornings on Horseback


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-05-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743218306

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Mornings on Horseback Excerpt :

The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough. Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as “a masterpiece” (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of Truman, this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised. The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR’s first love. All are brought to life to make “a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail” (The New York Times Book Review). A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. It is a book about life intensely lived, about family love and loyalty, about grief and courage, about “blessed” mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands.

I Survived the American Revolution  1776  I Survived  15  Book
Score: 3.5
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I Survived the American Revolution 1776 I Survived 15


  • Author : Lauren Tarshis
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545919753

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I Survived the American Revolution 1776 I Survived 15 Excerpt :

Bestselling author Lauren Tarshis tackles the American Revolution in this latest installment of the groundbreaking, New York Times bestselling I Survived series.

Brave Companions Book
Score: 3
From 15 Ratings

Brave Companions


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-05-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416561231

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Brave Companions Excerpt :

From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham; Harry Caudill, the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America. Different as they are from each other, McCullough’s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose. These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.

West of the Revolution  An Uncommon History of 1776 Book
Score: 4
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West of the Revolution An Uncommon History of 1776


  • Author : Claudio Saunt
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-06-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393244304

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West of the Revolution An Uncommon History of 1776 Excerpt :

This panoramic account of 1776 chronicles the other revolutions unfolding that year across North America, far beyond the British colonies. In this unique history of 1776, Claudio Saunt looks beyond the familiar story of the thirteen colonies to explore the many other revolutions roiling the turbulent American continent. In that fateful year, the Spanish landed in San Francisco, the Russians pushed into Alaska to hunt valuable sea otters, and the Sioux discovered the Black Hills. Hailed by critics for challenging our conventional view of the birth of America, West of the Revolution “[coaxes] our vision away from the Atlantic seaboard” and “exposes a continent seething with peoples and purposes beyond Minutemen and Redcoats” (Wall Street Journal).

Becoming America Book
Score: 4.5
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Becoming America


  • Author : Jon Butler
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-12-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674006676

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Becoming America Excerpt :

Multinational, profit-driven, materialistic, power-hungry, religiously plural: America today—and three hundred years ago. Jon Butler’s panoramic view of the mainland American colonies after 1680 transforms our customary picture of pre-Revolutionary America; it reveals a strikingly “modern“ character that belies the eighteenth-century quaintness fixed in history. Stressing the middle and late decades (the hitherto “dark ages”) of the American colonial experience, Butler shows us vast revolutionary changes in a society that, for ninety years before 1776, was already becoming America.

Seventeen Seventy six Book
Score: 4
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Seventeen Seventy six


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-07-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743226721

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Seventeen Seventy six Excerpt :

Draws on personal correspondence and period diaries to present a history of the American Revolution that includes the siege of Boston, the American defeat at Brooklyn, the retreat across New Jersey, and the American victory at Trenton.

The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony Book
Score: 4
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The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony


  • Author : Mark R. Anderson
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611684971

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The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony Excerpt :

An unparalleled look at AmericaÍs Revolutionary War invasion of Canada

A Siberian Journey Book

A Siberian Journey


  • Author : Hans J. Fries
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429682858

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A Siberian Journey Excerpt :

First published in 1955 in German, this journal, published here in English for the first time, describes the adventures of a young Swiss surgeon who sought his fortune in eighteenth-century Russia, where he eventually made his mark and rose to a high position. The journal covers his journey to Southern Russia and his service there during the campaigns of 1770-74, and gives a day-by-day account of his trip through Siberia to the Chinese borders as a surgeon assisting a recruiting officer. Fries’ simple, straightforward and fresh narrative provides a vivid, human introduction to the little-known land and people of Siberia. In contrast to the more scientific specialist works of other eighteenth-century discoverers in Siberia, Fries’ account conveys the special lure of the country, with lively descriptions of the ordinary life of its inhabitants, of the town and countryside, of nature, people, customs and impressions. Their travels took the two companions through all of Siberia to the very borders of China, and we gain a valuable glimpse of the relations between Russians and Chinese at the time. Along the way we also meet numerous westerners whom a strange fate had brought to this isolated, enigmatic land. To Fries’ text is added a wide-ranging introduction by Professor Kirchner, which gives an account of the pioneering foreign scientists and tourists who travelled in Siberia during the century following the death of Peter the Great in 1725. Professor Kirchner traces the routes of their journeys, and describes the written works, some of them now classics, which ensued. The introduction thus provides an up-to-date bibliographical guide to the more elaborate and scholarly works which are supplemented by the new perspective on political and daily life in Siberia provided by the journal of Hans Jakob Fries.

America s highways  1776 1976 Book

America s highways 1776 1976


  • Author : United States. Federal Highway Administration
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000036818049

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1776 Book

1776


  • Author : Thomas Fleming
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 786
  • ISBN 10 : 1539589439

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1776 Excerpt :

What is the myth of 1776? To state it in its baldest terms: This was a time in American life when idealism was in full flower. Never have so many great men sprung from nowhere to lead a people in pursuit of liberty. In this book, New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming explodes this myth by examining all the dimensions of that year - particularly the least known aspects of the common, fallible humanity of the men and women of the American Revolution. The year 1776 ended with both the Americans and the British stripped of their illusions. Both sides had been forced to abandon the myth of their invincibility and to confront the realities of human nature on the battlefield and in the struggle for allegiance to their causes. For the Americans, it had been a shock to discover that it was easy to persuade people to cheer for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but it was another matter to convince them to take large risks, to make real sacrifices for these ideals. For the British, their goal of achieving proper subordination of America to England was frustrated forever. Seventeen seventy-six was a traffic year: Americans fighting in the name of liberty persecuted and sometimes killed fellow Americans who chose to remain loyal to the old order and its more circumscribed, yet sincere, commitment to freedom. Seventeen seventy-six was a year of heroes: It brought forth the leaders who had the courage to fight for freedom. Seventeen seventy-six was a disgraceful year: Americans revealed a capacity for cowardice, disorganization, and incompetence. Here, in this masterful book, is the true story of 1776.

The Writings of Benjamin Franklin Book
Score: 5
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The Writings of Benjamin Franklin


  • Author : Benjamin Franklin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1906
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015009325021

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