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    DescriptionWhat lights the spark that ignites a revolution? What was it that, in 1775, provoked a group of merchants, farmers, artisans and mariners in the American colonies to unite and take up arms against the British government in pursuit of liberty? Nathaniel Philbrick, the acclaimed historian and bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and The Last Stand, shines new and brilliant light on the momentous beginnings of the American Revolution, and those individuals - familiar and unknown, and from both sides - who played such a vital part in the early days of the conflict that would culminate in the defining Battle of Bunker Hill. Written with passion and insight, even-handedness and the eloquence of a born storyteller, Bunker Hill brings to life the robust, chaotic and blisteringly real origins of America.


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    Title
    Bunker Hill
    Subtitle
    A City, a Siege, a Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nathaniel Philbrick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 445 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857500830
    ISBN 10: 085750083X
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036030, HIS037030, HIS038000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, HBWF, 3JF
    DC23: 973.3312
    Illustrations note
    Maps, and 4 x 8pp b & w photo inserts
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
    Publication date
    08 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nathaniel Philbrick is an historian and broadcaster whose books include In the Heart of the Sea, which was a Sunday Times bestseller and won America's National Book Award, Sea of Glory (winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize), Mayflower, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and the Sunday Times bestselling The Last Stand. Bunker Hill won the 2013 New England Book Award for Non-Fiction. Nathaniel Philbrick lives on Nantucket Island and is the founding director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies and a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association. To find out more, visit: www.nathanielphilbrick.com
    Review quote
    "A notable merit of his account of the birth of the American revolution is its fairmindedness ... readable and sensible." -- Max Hastings SUNDAY TIMES "Vivid, realistic and sometimes shocking ... [character] is certainly the animating spirit of this fine narrative history and, in a sprawling, vibrant cast, the character that emerges most forcefully is that of the city of Boston itself: tumultuous, vigorous and fascinating." -- Ben McIntyre THE TIMES "Admirably even-handed ... this perceptive account." -- Andrew Roberts MAIL ON SUNDAY "Brilliantly told. Philbrick is a master narrator who has deployed every ounce of his considerable skill ... to find the lifeblood of early America" THE TIMES "This is popular history at its best: a taut narrative with a novelist's touch, grounded in careful research." MIAMI HERALD