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1776 - THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION

McCullough, David

ISBN 10: 1416542108 / ISBN 13: 9781416542100
Verlag: Simon & Schuster, New York, 2997
Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
Verkäufer Warren Berry (Ashville, NY, USA)

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Blue boards, 12 by 9.5 inches. 256 pages. Map endpapers. "Excerpts from the acclaimed history, with letters, maps and seminal artwork."Many color illustrations, 37 removable replica source documents, in parchment style envelopes witn congressional seals. Light remainder mark on bottom edge, light scuffing to covers, clean and tight. In a color-illustrated, very good slipcase. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009568

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Titel: 1776 - THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION

Verlag: Simon & Schuster, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 2997

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Jacket

Auflage: First Edition.

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With a new introduction by David McCullough, 1776: The Illustrated Edition brings 140 powerful images and 37 removable replicas of source documents to this remarkable drama.

In 1776, David McCullough's bestselling account of a pivotal year in our nation's struggle, readers learned of the greatest defeats, providential fortune, and courageous triumphs of George Washington and his bedraggled army. Now, in 1776: The Illustrated Edition, the efforts of the Continental Army are made even more personal, as an excerpted version of the original book is paired with letters, maps, and seminal artwork. More than three dozen source documents -- including a personal letter George Washington penned to Martha about his commission, a note informing the mother of a Continental soldier that her son has been taken prisoner, and a petition signed by Loyalists pledging their allegiance to the King -- are re-created in uniquely designed envelopes throughout the book and secured with the congressional seal.

Both a distinctive art book and a collectible archive, 1776: The Illustrated Edition combines a treasury of eighteenth-century paintings, sketches, documents, and maps with storytelling by our nation's preeminent historian to tell the story of 1776 as never before.

Review:

Amazon Best of the Month, October 2007: With apologies to local museums, it's hard to imagine an interactive look at the birth of American independence that exceeds 1776: The Illustrated Edition. Packed with striking replicas of letters, maps, and portraits, this updated version of David McCullough's 2005 bestseller provides readers with unedited first-hand accounts of America's initial steps toward sovereignty. Its engaging narrative blends beautifully with personal notes from iconic leaders and reveals the determination, bravery, and good ol' blind luck that founded our country. --Dave Callanan

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