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 Goodreads.com: "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
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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