David McCullough on the Founding Fight

The year 1776 in American history was one loaded with heroes and villains, patriots and traitors, and a lot of lore. In his new book, "1776," two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough takes us into that time, but with few of the legendary trappings of many revolutionary histories.

McCullough's book is a detailed and rare account of the year from the point of view of those fighting. He offers the perspective of those who were living through the tension, blow by blow, missive by missive.

Hear a discussion with McCullough about his new book on the year 1776's mark in American history.


David McCullough, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning writer, host for "The American Experience" on PBS and narrator of some of the networks' documentaries, including "The Civil War."

This program aired on May 27, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.


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