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. The story starts at the Battle of New York, and ends by the Battle of Trenton. David McCullough did not only talk about the how important of American Independence wars, but also talk about the how hard and difficult for Washington to win the wars. David showed a different view of American Independence wars. The author employs a poet’s ear in his selection of wonderful quotes drawn from more than 50 diaries, memoirs and collections of correspondence to support his own lively narration. McCullough’s primary focus, however, remains firmly fixed on George Washington’s conduct of military operations and his constant determination to create a well-organized, professional fighting force out of the dispirited, sick and ragged volunteers and militiamen who formed his army. 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.
David McCullough was known as the most influential historical knowledge disseminator in contemporary America. McCuller 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. McCuller won the Pulitzer Prize twice (1993, 2002) and won two National Book Awards. Americans love to read his books, love to listen to his speeches, and even the old Bush, Clinton and Little Bush are warmly treating him at the White House. Ask him to spend the night in Lincoln’s bedroom and talk to him about American history and people.
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.