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1776 by David McCullough
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it was amazing

In the recent article on Time Magazine's "Person of the Year," Angela Merkel, she is quoted as saying something that really struck me as I read "1776." She says that we are dealing with the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War. "No one knew how the Cold War would end, but it did.," she says. "That is within living memory. It surprises me how faint of heart we can be, how quickly we lose courage."
These words stuck with me while reading about the trials and tribulations following America's Declaration of Independence in 1776. We take for granted the sacrifices and lives lost during this time in our history, and how dedicated the Americans were to their cause. David McCullough's history particularly shines a light on the character of George Washington who may be fallible, but who perseveres in difficult times. A relevant lesson for our own lives and time.

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Reading Progress

December 7, 2015 – Started Reading
December 7, 2015 – Shelved
December 17, 2015 – Finished Reading

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