McCullough, David, 1776. New York, Simon & Schuster, 2005. Pp., 400
History teaches us, depicts what we believe in, helps explain what we believe in, and what we ought to be standing for. History is or should be the main component of patriotism, not the hard core type stuff but the real thing, love of the country. We are living in an ear of great change, huge transitions in all aspects of life, nationwide, worldwide, which in turn creates huge tension and uneasiness. But a good thing history shows are a time of change, a time where we learn and we grow. This nation was founded on change and a new beginning. We should embrace these possibilities during these crazy times, able to have a good navigation in what we do with a steady course to help us through times then and times now.
3. Relation to textbook:
From readings and findings, David McCullough gives good explanation of general sections during the time of 1776. He mainly outlines generals and leaders like George Washington and what went on during his time as leader. This is also discussed in our book with details. He though gave greater detail of things that happened and greater depth and research of explanation. His book helps with understanding how the country was built. Compared to our book that we read and understand his book is one to refer to if you are interested in greater detail on certain topics at hand.
4. Strengths and Weaknesses
This book helps bring about a better clear and understanding to topics that not many people go into deep discussion about. He helps give a wider range of information about generals and peoples stories throughout the year of 1776. His audience you could say for this book was a larger scale of scholars, college students for sure and many others who are interested in learning more about history and how things came about. The book though does start off a little slow at the beginning. Trying to bring up the subjects he would be