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Thomas Fleming's 1776 PDF

By Thomas Fleming

ISBN-10: 1612307426

ISBN-13: 9781612307428

Why is the parable of 1776?

To nation it in its baldest phrases: This was once the only time in American existence while idealism used to be really in flower. Made attainable by way of the purest type of patriotism, led via a soldier whom all people loved - George Washington - who, in flip, was once guided via a caucus of political geniuses in Philadelphia - the Continental Congress - reliable farmers raced from their plows to hurl themselves into clash with British mercenaries. by no means have such a lot of nice males, magnetic leaders, sprung from nowhere to steer a humans infused with a stunning enthusiasm for liberty.

In this booklet, ny instances bestselling historian Thomas Fleming explodes this fable through studying the entire dimensions of that 12 months - fairly the least recognized facets of the typical, fallible humanity of the lads and girls of the Revolution.

The yr 1776 ended with either the americans and the British stripped in their illusions. each side have been pressured to desert the parable in their invincibility and to...

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Thomas Fleming's 1776 PDF

Why is the parable of 1776? To nation it in its baldest phrases: This used to be the single time in American existence whilst idealism was once actually in flower. Made attainable by way of the purest kind of patriotism, led through a soldier whom all people cherished - George Washington - who, in flip, was once guided via a caucus of political geniuses in Philadelphia - the Continental Congress - good farmers raced from their plows to hurl themselves into clash with British mercenaries.

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How your prisoners? You are ours,” the Americans answered. For the first time, the excited Laws noticed that he was alone. The rest of his men were far behind him, struggling through the drifts. “Make yourself easy about that matter. They’re all about here, they’ll be with you in a twinkling,” he said. Some of the more skeptical Americans were inclined to shoot Laws on the spot. But their officers uneasily told them to hold their fire. In a few minutes, just as the captain had predicted, the street below them was swarming with British soldiers.

He was told to move forward. Dawn was beginning to pale the sky, and it was obvious to all that they were targets in the narrow street. More and more men took refuge in houses - not exactly an offensive tactic. But even here the British fire had deadly effect. A captain from Pennsylvania, one of the most popular of Arnold’s officers, was aiming his gun out a window when a bullet struck him in the heart. He stumbled back and fell dead upon a bed. At least fifty or sixty other men were dead or dying in the streets.

How your prisoners? You are ours,” the Americans answered. For the first time, the excited Laws noticed that he was alone. The rest of his men were far behind him, struggling through the drifts. “Make yourself easy about that matter. They’re all about here, they’ll be with you in a twinkling,” he said. Some of the more skeptical Americans were inclined to shoot Laws on the spot. But their officers uneasily told them to hold their fire. In a few minutes, just as the captain had predicted, the street below them was swarming with British soldiers.

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