Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill

A City, A Siege, A Revolution

Large Print - 2013
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A New York Times Bestselling Author, A Pulitzer Prize- finalist and National Book Award- winning Author -- Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots. After the Boston Tea Party, soldiers and residents warily maneuver around each other until violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill, the bloodiest battle and the point of no return in the American Revolution. Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story.
Publisher: Detroit : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410457783
1410457788
Branch Call Number: 973.3312 PHI LP
Characteristics: 817 p. (large print), [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.

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NicholasHorn
Jan 10, 2016

Chapter 4.

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fjvalentin
Jan 29, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this description of that difficult but crucial time in our nation's history. It is not so much just a depiction of the battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill), but is more of a description of life in New England, particularly Boston during the period 1700 - 1776. One gets a flavor of how the inhabitants lived a very contented life as long as the crown didn't interfere, but after actions brought be King George III and his court, these independent people decided they had incurred enough.

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drh898
Jun 11, 2014

I thought this was a fantastic account of what happened in Boston, with both loyalist's and patriot's perspectives. It doesn't sugarcoat the the patriots nor paint the Brits as the bad guys. The author puts you in the moment. It gives you a good understanding of why things happened as they did. Great read!

JCLJaredH Aug 15, 2013

I was disappointed that only two chapters in the middle of the book actually talk about the Battle of Bunker Hill. To me this book was more of a history of Boston and the surrounding area during the early part of the American Revolution than a definitive history of the battle. It is not a bad boo, but I was expecting more. For those new to learning about this era of American history, this book will be a good start. For those already familiar, there is nothing new to discover.

george0819 Jun 05, 2013

Mr. Philbrick clearly has a passion for New England history and just as clearly has done considerable research, but in my opinion the story doesn't hang together sufficiently. The story is built around Dr. Joseph Warren, a little known Boston doctor, but the denouement occurs after SPOILER ALERT !! his death and the "heroes" aren't sufficiently built up, as if the author had a preconceived notion to create a Warren scenario and left the story there. Another issue, more the editors than the author, perhaps, is an absence of drawings, etc., while this book has some, they are woefully insufficient to support the story line and often, quite confusing. Another interesting, at least to me, point, is the authors proclivity to focus on private behaviors in a voyeuristic approach which adds nothing to the story line. If you enjoy history, though not a minute detail buff, this is a good read but not the best !!

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