Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Giveaway - Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution

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.


  1. Great giveaway! My email is thewellreadredhead at gmail dot com.
    One thing I know about the Revolution: one of the battles was fought in my hometown! The Battle of Groton Heights was fought there in 1781 and I used to play on the old battleground when I was a kid.

  2. I would love win this one, as I know very little about the American Revolution, only that it happened around 1776, and that it involved the British. Thanks for being so generous with this giveaway!!


  3. I do live in the U.S., Michigan.

    You can reach me at bethvollbach(at)sbc.global(dot)net

    The American Revolution was a political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which 13 colonies in North America joined together to break from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America.

  4. Please enter me! I know the battle of Bunker Hill was mostly on Breed's Hill!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  5. I am very interested in this book because on my father's side of the family, a story has been passed down that one of our ancestors fought at Bunker Hill. Sadly, I don't know which one. I didn't know before watching the trailer that it was the bloodiest battle of the Revolution. I have lots to learn!


  6. I don't t5hink I know anything that everyone knows about the American Revolution. Maybe I'm more sensitive to its French inspiration than others! I would love to win this book to know more about it indeed. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Emma @ Words And Peace
    ehc16e at yahoo dot com

  7. My one fact: The first man shot in the Boston Massacre was a black man named Crispus Attucks.

    Thanks for the giveaway! My email is rdespins99(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. I really should know more about the Revolution but I remember one of my teachers a long while back saying that much of the fighting in the Battle of Bunker Hill took place on Breed's Hill. I posted this on the WTTG Facebook page as well.

    diaryofaneccentric at hotmail.com