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‘Adams’ author plans book about year 1776

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Historian David McCullough, author of the million-selling "John Adams," has decided to remain in Revolutionary times. His next book will focus on the year 1776.

"I came across a lot of material I wanted to use for the Adams book and wasn't able to," McCullough told The Associated Press from his home in West Tisbury, Mass.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his Harry Truman biography, McCullough said he's especially interested in 1776 because it "represents the nadir of the United States of America. It seemed very clear that the war was over and we had lost."