A new edition of David McCullough's highly regarded Revolutionary War history, 1776, has just been released.
The book is an abridged version of the 2005 book, with photos, maps, and letters replacing some of the original text.
McCullough describes the creation of the new edition in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. He says "What I did was to try to fill in the necessary material that was lost through the picture captions."
McCullough also has interesting thoughts on the teaching of history, with which I agree completely.
The original edition of 1776 has been on my shelf unread for far too long. I loved McCullough's biography of John Adams. So many books, so little time...
McCullough's next book is about Americans in Paris in the 19th and 20th centuries, including Mary Cassatt and George Gershwin.