Press Release: 1776


David McCullough

‘McCullough demonstrates, once again, why he is America’s bestselling historian’
anne applebaum, spectator

A landmark narrative of American history, David McCullough’s 1776 is presented in a beautiful new edition from The Folio Society. Published with newly researched paintings, sketches and maps from the era, and a stunning pictorial slipcase, this is the definitive edition of McCullough’s remarkable work.

Focusing on a single year during the American War of Independence, 1776 tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough’s incredible narrative uses first-person accounts to relive a series of events that not only altered the course of the conflict but also the history of the world.

Based on extensive research, 1776 has a cast of characters from George III to George Washington; from the soldiers on the frontline to their loved ones at home. Extracts from more than 50 diaries, memoirs and correspondence on both sides of the conflict illustrate this dramatic and very human account, one of the essential narratives of American history from one of its finest historians.

The edition is illustrated with a wide selection of full-colour images newly researched by the award-winning Folio picture team. There are military portraits by Charles Willson Peale and famous paintings by John Trumbull, including The Declaration of Independence and The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, which adorns the slipcase. Also included is a series of seven integrated black-and-white sketches of the British naval force by Archibald Robertson. An English officer, Robertson captured the action and his eyewitness sketches offer invaluable insight into the progress and arrival of the English fleet.

Product information
Bound in blocked buckram. Set in Ehrhardt. 432 pages. Pictorial slipcase. 24 pages of colour plates. 7 integrated b&w sketches. 3 b&w maps. 9½˝ x 6¼˝

UK £44.95 US $69.95 Can $85.00 Aus $99.95



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