The British Are Coming The British Are Coming

The British Are Coming

The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

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Publisher Description

Winner of the George Washington Prize
Winner of the Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History
Winner of the Excellence in American History Book Award
Winner of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award

From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American Revolution

Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence.

From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force. It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling.

Full of riveting details and untold stories, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2019
May 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
800
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co.
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
114.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Radner Royal ,

A Compelling Read

The detail is incredible, but you never get lost in it. You are continually pulled along by the compelling read. He does such a great job of demystifying our history and making it more real and more relevant.

airbearr ,

Fabulous!

The stories & timelines as told in this book are riveting. So many insights into the people & names we very seldom hear about. The fragility of the Revolution & the birth of this Republic, show how many times history can go either way. A wonderful read!

Foosh9 ,

Hope it’s part one of a trilogy

Great read on the first stages of the Revolutionary War. Like his WWII trilogy, this is hopefully part one of more

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