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.