Tuesday, April 9, 2013
History fans, here's one for you! Viking is letting me give away one copy of Nathaniel Philbrick's latest book, Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution. If you're part of the War Through The Generations challenge, this one is perfect for you.
"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 is the author of National Book Award winner In The Heat of the Sea and Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower. The film rights to Bunker Hill have already been sold to Warner Bros. as a possible directing vehicle for Ben Affleck (Argo). Here's your chance to read the book before it becomes a film!
If you live in the U.S. and would like a chance to win a copy of this book, please leave me a comment with a way to get a hold of you and tell me one thing you know about the American Revolution. I'll announce the winner on April 23rd.
Posted by Lisa at 1:30 AM