By Thomas Fleming
The 12 months 1776 ended with either the americans and the British stripped in their illusions. both sides have been compelled to desert the parable of invincibility and confront the realities of human nature off and on the battlefield.
For the americans, it have been a surprise to find that it used to be effortless to cajole humans to cheer for all times, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, however it was once one other topic to persuade them to make actual sacrifices for those beliefs. For the British, their target of accomplishing right subordination of the United States to England used to be annoyed forever.
Seventeen seventy-six was once a sad 12 months: americans combating within the identify of liberty persecuted and occasionally killed fellow americans who selected to stay unswerving to the outdated order. Seventeen seventy-six was once a 12 months of heroes: It introduced forth the leaders who had the braveness to struggle for freedom. Seventeen seventy-six used to be a disgraceful yr: american citizens published a means for cowardice, disorganization, and incompetence.
Here, during this masterful booklet, is the real tale of 1776.
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