"[T]he intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington"
By David McCullough
Inscribed first printing, of McCullough's enthralling narrative history of the most important year in the Revolutionary War.
"Here also is the Revolution as experienced by American Loyalists, Hessian mercenaries, politicians, preachers, traitors, spies, men and women of all kinds caught in the paths of war" (front flap).
While the main protagonists are the revolutionaries George Washington, Nathaniel Greene, and Henry Knox, McCullough's story does not overlook the stories of British generals like Howe, nor of the Loyalists, mercenaries, spies, and more. "Washington insisted...that they must never lose sight of 'the goodness of our cause.' Difficulties were not insurmountable. 'Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages." A fine inscribed copy.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2005). 9.25'' x 6.25''. Original quarter navy cloth, blue paper boards, gilt-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($32.00) pictorial dust jacket designed by Wendell Minor. Pictorial endpapers, fore-edge machine deckle. , 386 pages. Inscribed by McCullough in blue ink on the title page.
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