"Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution" - Boston, MA
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N 42° 22.586 W 071° 03.657
19T E 330323 N 4693629
Quick Description: The first major battle of the Revolutionary War between the British and American forces occurred here and is commemorated by the Bunker Hill Monument at Monument Square, Boston, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2013 5:50:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMHAD8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:
The Bunker Hill Monument commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill- but is actually built on Breed's Hill.
Bunker Hill is one of the sites along Boston's famed Freedom Trail. The National Park Service operates a small visitor's center here and there is a Bunker Hill Museum across the street.
On June 17, 1775, the British and American forces had their first major battle here.

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Good Reads (visit link) has this to say about Nathaniel Philbrick's book "Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution" :

"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."
ISBN Number: 0670025445

Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick

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