A landmark narrative of American history, David McCullough’s 1776 is published as a stunning Folio edition with newly researched paintings, sketches and maps from the era, and a striking pictorial slipcase.
‘A stirring and timely work, reminding us that it’s soldiers rather than “tavern patriots and windy politicians” who have always paid the price of American idealism and determined its successes.’
- New York Times
Focusing on a single year during the American War of Independence, 1776 tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough’s remarkable narrative uses first-person accounts to relive a series of events that not only altered the course of the conflict but also the history of the world. Illustrated with archive images, the edition includes a selection of classic paintings by John Trumbull, the ‘Painter of the Revolution’, and portraitist Charles Willson Peale, as well as original battle plans and hand-drawn maps. There is also a collection of integrated black-and-white sketches of the British naval force by British officer Archibald Robertson.
Bound in blocked buckram
Set in Ehrhardt
24 pages of colour plates and 7 integrated black & white sketches and 3 black & white maps
9½˝ x 6¼˝