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1776: America and Britain at war by David McCullough

By David McCullough

America's so much acclaimed historian offers the tricky tale of the yr of the start of the U.S. of the United States. 1776 tells gripping tales: how a gaggle of squabbling, disparate colonies grew to become the USA, and the way the British Empire attempted to forestall them. a narrative with a solid of wonderful characters from George III to George Washington, to infantrymen and their households, this exhilarating e-book is among the nice items of ancient narrative.

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A lofty beacon pole rose from the crest of Beacon Hill, and at the center of the town, the Province House, headquarters for the British command, could be readily identified by its large, octagonal cupola and distinctive gold weather vane of an Indian with bow and arrow. In the harbor off Long Wharf were British ships lying at anchor—and three were ships of the line, ships of fifty guns or more—while over to the right of the Dorchester peninsula, at the narrow entrance to the Inner Harbor, on Castle Island, stood the old fort Castle William, also occupied by the British.

What, in God’s name, are ye all about in England? ” asked a British officer in a letter from Boston published in London’sMorning Chronicle. He wished that all the “violent people” who favored more vigorous measures in America could be sent over to see for themselves. Their vigor would be quickly cooled. ” The King, meanwhile, had recalled General Thomas Gage, his commander-in-chief at Boston, and in his place put the stouthearted William Howe. When, in September, an emissary from the Continental Congress at Philadelphia, Richard Penn, arrived in London with an “Olive Branch Petition” in hand, expressing loyalty to the Crown and requesting, in effect, that the King find a way to reconciliation, George III refused to have anything to do with it.

The King thought highly of him. Chapter Two Rabble in Arms Contents - Prev / Next His Excellency General Washington has arrived amongst us, universally admired. Joy was visible on every countenance. —General Nathanael Greene I Contents - Prev / Next "HERE WE ARE AT LOGGERHEADS," wrote the youthful brigadier general from Rhode Island, appraising the scene at Boston in the last days of October 1775. I wish we had a large stock of [gun]powder that we might annoy the enemy wherever they make their appearance….

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