Bunker Hill

A City, A Siege, A Revolution
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Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
Awards:2014-New York Times Bestseller
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Product Number: MP0852
Released: May 13, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470359119
Narrator/s: Chris Sorensen
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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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Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
Narrator(s): Chris Sorensen
Product Number C02408
Released: Apr 23, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470351144
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Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
Narrator(s): Chris Sorensen
Product Number Z06487
Released: May 07, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470351151
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Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
Product Number EB00384997
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101622704

Professional reviews

"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"