“THE OUTCOME SEEMED LITTLE SHORT OF A MIRACLE”: FIRST EDITION OF 1776, SIGNED BY MCCULLOUGH
McCULLOUGH, David. 1776. New York: Simon & Schuster, (2005). Octavo, original half blue cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $325.
First edition of McCullough’s powerful history of the American Revolution, inscribed and signed in blue ink by the acclaimed historian on the title page: "For Susan Mogerman, with all best wishes, David McCullough, 2005."
In 1776, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian McCullough "wrestles America's founding year into a taut 294 pages of text, describing the trying months that followed the heroics at Lexington, Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill. The result is… a stirring and timely work, reminding us that it's soldiers rather than 'tavern patriots and windy politicians' who have always paid the price of American idealism and determined its successes" (New York Times). Illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white plates and 16 pages of color plates and maps.
A fine signed copy.