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1776 by David McCullough
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it was amazing

We were the underdogs. And if you ever thought that it was divine providence that led George Washington's ragged group of men to overcome the odds and claim America as their own, you doubt it while reading this book.
The scenes are heartbreaking, yet the truth that you've been hungry for since you were a child, having been spoon-fed the docile tales of night rides through Concord and Lexington, and images of a noble profile that appears on every quarter.
While Washington is a man that seems close to a god at times, he is also more human in this true account, than he has ever been. McCullough, my favorite historical biographer, does us the service of staying out of the picture completely, and instead lets the painstaking research paint the pictures of living history.
It is a book that should be read, and re-read, to appreciate the arduous and overlooked journey that led us to where we all are now.
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