George Washington was betrayed in 1776. This weekend as we celebrate the 4th of July, historian David McCullough is back for part 2 of our conversation about his book, 1776. We left off last week with the story of Joseph Reed’s betrayal of George Washington. In this second half of the conversation, you’l learn how General Washington dealt with the crisis, plus other stories that unfolded in 1776.
David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other acclaimed books include The Johnstown Flood, TheGreat Bridge, Brave Companions, 1776, The Greater Journey, The American Spirit, and The Wright Brothers. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.
If you missed part 1 of 1776 last week, it is easy to access by clicking on the red “listen” button at the top of this page.
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NEXT WEEK: Kevin Belmonte tells the story of William Borden