Military history is a recently new field for me to explore, especially American military history. I was pleased to come across a book titled Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick.
Bunker Hill is about more than just the battle of Bunker Hill. It includes Lexington and Concord as well as briefly touching on the Tea Party.
Henry Knox. With no engineering experience except for that which he’d gained from the books he read, he successfully leads an expedition to Fort Ticonderoga to bring back sorely needed artillery for the Continental troops.
Words to Live By
“It is not rank or titles, but character alone which interests posterity.”
Readers of military history, students of American history, and anyone else who is curious about how the out manned, outgunned and under-supplied Continental troops beat the British during the War of Independence.
Philbrick once again delivers a superbly researched book. I cannot wait to see what he writes about next.
You can find Bunker Hill at the Bellingham Public Library.