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The Resource Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis

Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis

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Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence
Title
Revolutionary summer
Title remainder
the birth of American independence
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country's founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them. In a brilliant and seamless narrative, Ellis meticulously examines the most influential figures in this propitious moment, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Britain's Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe. He weaves together the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, and shows how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other.--From publisher description
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Summary
Presents a revelatory account of America's declaration of independence and the political and military responses on both sides throughout the summer of 1776 that influenced key decisions and outcomes
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10175574
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E208
LC item number
.E48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the birth of American independence
Label
Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prudence dictates -- Of arms and men -- Dogs that did not bark -- Etc., etc., etc -- After virtue -- The fog of war -- Hearts and minds -- A long war -- Postscript: necessary fictions
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiii, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307701220
Lccn
2012026140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • 798133561
  • (OCoLC)798133561
Label
Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prudence dictates -- Of arms and men -- Dogs that did not bark -- Etc., etc., etc -- After virtue -- The fog of war -- Hearts and minds -- A long war -- Postscript: necessary fictions
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiii, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307701220
Lccn
2012026140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • 798133561
  • (OCoLC)798133561

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