The Fight for Freedom, A Discussion Review of 1776
Full Bibliographical Citation
McCullough, David. 1776. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2005.
The book 1776 fit the topic, because of two reasons. Firstly, the book talked about the revolution, and the topic “the fight for freedom” talked about the American independence revolution. The book fits the topic because both the book and topic talked about the freedom and American revolution. The second reason is the timeline. The book talked about the wars around 1776, which also the time for American independence revolution.
For the book 1776, it told about American birth, colonies’ independence, and stories behind the Declaration of Independence. The whole book revolves around Geroge Washington and his influence on the outcome of the wars. David McCullough did not only talk about the how important and glory of American Independence wars, but also talk about the how hard and difficult for Washington and his army to win the wars. David showed a very different view of American Independence wars. He collected information from private letters and diaries, memoirs, and collections of correspondences. He used collection information to support his lively narration. The book 1776 is a compelling and readable story about all revolutionary wars in the year 1776, because the author showed about both the British side and American side, and different view of American Independence wars. The book is a very good book to read, because the author told history as a novel to make it easy to read, and he also showed the different view of those revolutionary wars.
David McCullough was known as the most influential historical knowledge disseminator in contemporary America. McCullough is in the field of popular history and biographical writing. He is known for his narrative skills, and his handling of historical materials is rigorous. His books are well-known and well-known, and he claims to have no out-of-print. McCullough won the Pulitzer Prize twice (1993, 2002) and won two National Book Awards.
In this exhilarating book, McCullough narrates the story of the “Declaration of Independence” signed that year, followed by the generals of Washington, with blood and tears. In that year, because of their success, the U.S. independence movement was in a good situation. Without their success, not only the hope of independence will be ruined, but the lofty ideals of the Declaration of Independence can only be reduced to literary.
For more than two hundred years since the founding of the United States, the United States has always been proud of its universal spirit of pursuing freedom and emphasizing the universal values of life. The celebrations on July 4 each year are just to commemorate the Declaration of Independence. the spirit of. But what McCullough hopes the world remembers is another aspect of this history–beyond the lofty ideals, it is possible to act on how to make hope.
McCullough returned to the scene of the war in 1776 with a grandeur. An epic giant painting began with the narrative, and the group of heroes of the founding of the country jumped on paper. But they are not the ideal political figures in the halls of the church, but a group of civilians who are shackled and struggled with the current situation, the wind direction, and the machine. Although they are often in deep danger, they do not know what to give up. Under the leadership of Washington, this group of ordinary people who persisted, in the end, is the real hero that enabled the founding of the country to be realized.
Everyone has an opinion, even if they claim to be neutral. Although, McCullough told both American and British sides. He also had his own opinion, which was that he believed in the American cause. He did not say it explicitly, but he describes the British negatively, while describing the American’s positively. For example, he described the one of British officer as “Grant, a grossly fat, highly opinionated Scot, who had served in the French and Indian War, had an extremely low opinion of Americans.” (Page 71). David repeatedly described how Washington and his army were usually barefoot, fighting in rags, or fighting diseases as conditions were very unsanitary, “The British troops, as their officers noted repeatedly, were in excellent health, in striking contrast to the reports of rampant illness among the rebels.” (Page 167).
The book, 1776, is an excellent historical book. David McCullough used his extraordinary narrative skills to show the different view of American independence wars. For most books about the year 1776, most of the author told about the causes and results of the revolutionary wars. McCullough was more focused on the war itself, and how hard and difficult of the wars. The books included all of the events and important people in the year 1776, but also because of this, the book told a lot of information to make the book seems very complicated. The book also told about the maps and terrains, but there were no pictures to show those things more detail.