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Author LinkPhilbrick, Nathaniel.
Title LinkBunker Hill : a city, a siege, a revolution / Nathaniel Philbrick.
Distribution New York : Viking, [2013]
Description xvii, 398 pages :  illustrations, map ;  24 cm
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-378) and index.
Contents Contents: Preface : The decisive day -- pt. 1. Liberty -- The city on the hill -- Poor unhappy Boston -- The long hot summer -- The alarm -- The unnatural contest -- pt. 2. Rebellion -- The trick to see it -- The bridge -- No business but that of war -- The redoubt -- The battle -- pt. 3. The siege -- The fiercest man -- The clap of thunder -- Character alone.
Summary Recounts the events of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, tracing the experiences of Patriot leader Dr. Joseph Warren, a newly recruited George Washington, and British General William Howe. Boston, Massachusetts, in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from citizens to vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have maneuvered around each other until April 19th, when violence erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to war in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Conf.Sub. LinkAmerican Revolution (1775-1783)
LinkBunker Hill, Battle of (Boston, Massachusetts : 1775)
Subject LinkBunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775.
LinkBoston (Mass.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Subject LinkMassachusetts -- Boston.

System Number 000666916
ISBN Link9780670025442 (hardcover)
Link0670025445 (hardcover)
Link9781101622704 (ebook)

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