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Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. 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. Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a thirty-three year old physician named Joseph Warren who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill. Others in the cast include Paul Revere, Warren's fiancé the poet Mercy Scollay, a newly recruited George Washington, the reluctant British combatant General Thomas Gage and his more bellicose successor William Howe, who leads the three charges at Bunker Hill and presides over the claustrophobic cauldron of a city under siege as both sides play a nervy game of brinkmanship for control. With passion and insight, Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape--geographic and ideological--in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America.

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whale Ship Essex

by Nathaniel Philbrick

The true story of a whaling ship that was sunk in 1820 by a sperm whale. Only 8 of the 20 sailors reached home after months adrift in the ocean.

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel sketches the two larger-than-life antagonists: Sitting Bull, whose charisma and political savvy earned him the position of leader of the Plains Indians, and George Armstrong Custer, one of the Union's greatest cavalry officers.

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War

by Nathaniel Philbrick

How did America begin? The story of the Pilgrims is a 55-year epic that is at once tragic and heroic.

Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Based on his New York Times best-seller "In the Heart of the Sea", Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors' own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories.

Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 --

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Details four-year U.S. expedition to explore the South Pacific, Oregon and Washington coasts and much more.

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