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Brief Biography of David McCullough
Historical Context of 1776
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- Full Title: 1776: America and Britain at War
- When Written: 2002-2004
- Where Written: Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and New York City
- When Published: May 24, 2005
- Genre: Nonfiction, American history
- Setting: North America, 1776
- Climax: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton, 1776
- Antagonist: George III, the British Empire
- Point of View: Third person omniscient
Extra Credit for 1776
Awards galore. David McCullough is the winner of some of the most prestigious awards you can win as a writer: he’s the recipient of a National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor.
The voice of God. In addition to his talents as a writer, David McCullough is a highly sought-after narrator of films and documentaries. He’s the narrator of the Academy Award-nominated film Seabiscuit (2003), among many others.