Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution
due out April 30, 2013
I am thrilled to be able to offer a hardcover copy of BUNKER HILL to interested readers of this blog! You are welcome to fill out the secure form below with name & email address and I will choose among interested readers using Random.org on April 22nd. I look forward to reviewing the book along with you, so watch this space for further comments.
The Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution. The timeline of this book is a mere three months, from April to June 1775. Tensions up and down the eastern seacoast were high and rising throughout the winter and spring of that year. Those of you who read the recently published young adult offering called The Portsmouth Alarm will know that arms caches were being raided by both sides for months. Philbrick gives a day-by-day accounting of the rise in tension in Boston during the spring of 1775, beginning when patriot residents began evacuating Boston in April.
Prepare yourself for immersion into America's history as it played out in Boston, the seat of the America's revolution. Many of you will be familiar with Philbrick's style: to take the raw documents and the earlier work and commentary of others to create a fascinating and thoroughly readable in-depth view of a battle. The insights he offered in The Last Stand, the story of the Battle of The Little Bighorn, added immeasurably to my interest and understanding of the time. Now, closer to home, is BUNKER HILL. Please join me in giving an enthusiastic welcome to the latest addition to the history of our war for nationhood. Watch the trailer and sign up for the chance to win! Giveaway ends April 22nd.
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