Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbric

First ImpressionsBunker Hill book cover
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.

Drive-by Summary
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.

Favorite Character
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.”

Recommended For
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.

Final Say
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.

— Claudette


2 thoughts on “Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbric

  1. Awesome book!
    Maybe I’m being so loud about it cause I exceeded my own expectations of finishing a non-fiction historical book. But far from patting myself repeatedly on the back I have to credit Philbrick for making history come alive…and for introducing Joseph Warren to me. I sorta had heard of ‘Bunker Hill’, sort of knew that there was a important battle fought there, and that it was part of Boston’s legacy to the revolution…sorta.
    Now, I feel a little like a mature school boy wanting to know more. So I’ve become a Philbrick fanboy – there are worse things, don’t ask me. So through fb (an aunt of a friend’s friend kinda connection) I came to learn of Philbrick having an interview lined up with Elaine Charles (the aunt) this coming Sunday – *see me excited (not quivering, just excited)* checkout the book report radio show (bookreportradio.com)

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