David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Truman and John Adams, has just published his newest book on the American Revolution, 1776. Check out the review by Tony Horowitz from the New York Times. This is another of a recent glut of books on the revolutionary war and its principal participants. McCullough's advantage is his story-telling ability. He provides you with all you need to know, but your brain doesn't feel like it's about to explode.