Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on review: 1776 by david mccullough. In the story, David McCullough who is perhaps the most read and acclaimed American historian recreates the events of the year 1776 and in the process shows the manners in which George Washington took charge of the American military. The description of the events of 1776 portrays George Washington as a well-recognized man who had immense strengths particularly with regard to his leadership capabilities. 1776 shows how George Washington had misgivings regarding his deserving or capacity to undertake the responsibility of taking charge of the American military. 1776 further shows that George Washington appreciated the value of capable leaders such as Henry Knox, Nathaniel Greene and Alexander Hamilton among others (McCullough 75). However, the non-fiction book shows how Charles Lee who was the second in command under George Washington attempted to undercut the latter. However, by the culmination of the year 1776, Charles Lee was no longer a key player in American military environment. Perhaps the greatest quality exhibited by General Washington, and which McCullough’s book clearly demonstrates is Washington’s capability to inspire loyalty, as well as heed viable counsel.
In essence, 1776 focuses primarily on the occurrences in the US while also painting a picture of England at the time, as well as the patriotic commitment, which allows King George III to keep seeking control over his colonies in the US.