Friday, April 12, 2013

Giveaway: Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick

Oh, Nathaniel Philbrick has an upcoming release called "Bunker Hill." I am so looking forward to reading this book and will be reviewing it late this month! Today I am happy to be able to giveaway a copy of this book (thank you to the publisher)!

Synopsis from "Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents  have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord.  In June, however, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It would be the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists.

Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a thirty-three year old physician named Joseph Warren who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill. Others in the cast include Paul Revere, Warren’s fiancé the poet Mercy Scollay, a newly recruited George Washington, the reluctant British combatant General Thomas Gage and his more bellicose successor William Howe, who leads the three charges at Bunker Hill and presides over the claustrophobic cauldron of a city under siege as both sides play a nervy game of brinkmanship for control.

With passion and insight, Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America."

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  1. This looks like an interesting perspective on history.

  2. This author has been recommended to me several times. I'd love to win this one, thanks.

  3. I love American historical fiction. On my father's side, the family lore is that one of our ancestors fought at Bunker Hill. I have no idea which one. I have tried to find out but no luck. However, I would love to learn more about it.


  4. I'd seen this on goodreads and it looks like an interesting book

  5. Definitely a must read for us history and military history buffs. Thanks for offering a copy of this new look at a pivotal moment in American history.

  6. I'm just finishing the superb "Paul Revere's Ride," and Nathaniel Philbrick's book would make a wonderful companion. Thanks for this opportunity!

  7. I was just at Bunker Hill this spring break. I did the Freedom Trail and saw the house of Paul Revere, the church where the lanterns were hung, King's Chapel, and the USS Constitution. It was awesome! I love history and that city is chalk-ful.

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  8. This is a synopsis rather than a review of the book. You and I both know that we like this author, though.

    1. Yes, I will be reviewing the book in the coming weeks. I just wanted to offer the giveaway now!

  9. I must say I never heard of Joseph Warren. would enjoy reading this. I'm also laughing a bit because all I can think of now is the Geico commercial with Paul Revere with the cell phone.

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