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Bunker Hill:A City, a Siege, a Revolution

Nathaniel Philbrick

Philbrick has won the National Book Award and been a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his colorful, insightful, and gripping stories of historical events. In his latest title, he concentrates on the earliest and bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War. He portrays Boston as a hotbed of unrest, the British as ill-prepared for the task, and Joseph Warren, a young doctor, as the unsung hero of colonial passion. Although Joseph Warren was a leader among the colonials, he died in the battle of Bunker Hill and so remains less well known than Paul Revere, John Hancock, and other Bostonians of the time.