Joseph J. Ellis and Stacy Schiff examine a crescendo moment in American history: the summer of 1776. The summer represented the most dramatic few months in the story of our country’s founding, when the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire while Britain dispatched the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic.
Joseph J. Ellis is a winner of the National Book Award and a former professor at Mount Holyoke College. His new book is Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence. Stacy Schiff (moderator) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and the author, most recently, of Cleopatra.
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