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 rebellious colonists.
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by Nathaniel Philbrick
by Wil S. Hylton
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
by H.W. Brands
by Daniel Kirk
by John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge
by Scott D. Anthony, Clark G. Gilbert, Mark W. Johnson
by Toni Buzzeo
by Brock Clarke
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Not just another history of the famous Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, BUNKER HILL is a colorful reconstruction of the early American landscape, as well as its culture, and even its geography. These are aspects of the Boston and New England region that have been rarely glimpsed. Chris Sorensen delivers each sentence with considered inflection and emotion. He taps into Philbrick's impressive research, lending fresh perspectives to the nuanced characters who lived in Boston during the occupation of the British troops in 1775. Colonists bewildered by the siege in the city and its environs erupt in patriotism and revolt against the British blockade. Key players in the drama that led to the foundation of the United States spring to life in the author's depiction and the performer's impassioned rendering of historical events. A.W. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"