Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, and a Revolution

Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick


What lights the spark that ignites a revolution?

What was it that, in 1775, provoked a group of merchants, farmers, artisans and mariners in the American colonies to unite and take up arms against the British government in pursuit of liberty?

Nathaniel Philbrick, the acclaimed historian and bestselling author of In the Heart of the Seaand The Last Stand, shines new and brilliant light on the momentous beginnings of the American Revolution, and those individuals - familiar and unknown, and from both sides - who played such a vital part in the early days of the conflict that would culminate in the defining Battle of Bunker Hill.

Written with passion and insight, even-handedness and the eloquence of a born storyteller, Bunker Hillbrings to life the robust, chaotic and blisteringly real origins of America.


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Sunday Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and The Last Stand Nathaniel Philbrick turns to the visceral and dramatic beginnings of one of the most significant episodes in American and British history: the American Revolution.

"A tightly focused and richly detailed narrative that just happens to resonate with leadership lessons for all times...From the outset, Philbrick makes it clear that, unlike many other pupular historians of the Revolution, he plans to be even-handed rather than merely glorofy the colonial rebels...Philbrick is at his most vivid in conveying scenes of battle...but what adds dept to the narrative is his fine sense of the ambitions that drive people in war and politics." -- Walter Isaacson WASHINGTON POST 20130425

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, which was a Sunday Times bestseller and won America's National Book Award, Sea of Glory (winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize), Mayflower, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and most recently, the Sunday Times bestselling The Last Stand. He lives on Nantucket Island. Visit: www.nathanielphilbrick.com

General Fields

  • : 9780857520456
  • : Transworld Publishers Limited
  • : Doubleday UK
  • : 0.617
  • : May 2013
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nathaniel Philbrick
  • : Paperback
  • : 973.3/312
  • : 416
  • : B & W maps and 4 colour plate sections