Friday, December 13, 2013

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution
By Nathaniel Philbrick
Viking, 2013. 398 pgs. Nonfiction

 Nathaniel Philbrick is my favorite nonfiction writer and I love listening to the audiobooks. He writes history in a way that makes it entertaining and grabs my attention every time. This audio book was just as great as the others I have listened to. This particular book focuses on the events leading up to the Battle of Bunker Hill and the details of the bloody battle and political manuevers to try and rid the city of British troops.

Philbrick has found a way to create different stories in his well researched book and even brings characters and moments that aren't well known in the retelling of this battle but make it an important part of the story. He takes the battle from all sides and his retelling of the geography as well as factors in the battle scenes, makes for a great book and an even better listen!


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