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The Resource The British are coming : the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, Rick Atkinson

The British are coming : the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, Rick Atkinson

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The British are coming : the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Title
The British are coming
Title remainder
the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Statement of responsibility
Rick Atkinson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Rick Atkinson ... has long been admired for his unparalleled ability to write deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative history. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he tells the story of the first twenty months of the bloody struggle to shake free of King George's shackles. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, the ragtag Continental Army takes on the world's most formidable fighting force and gradually finds the will and the way to win. It is a riveting saga populated by singular characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of how best to deploy artillery; Nathaniel Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes one of America's greatest battle captains; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves himself the nation's greatest diplomat; George Washington, the commander-in-chief who learns the difficult art of leadership amid the fire and smoke of the battlefield. And the British are here, too: we see the war through their eyes and their gunsights, and as a consequence the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels is all the more compelling. Full of fresh details and untold stories, The British Are Coming gives stirring new life to the first act of our country's creation drama. It is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. But once begun, the war for independence can have only one of two outcomes: death or victory."--Provided by publisher
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Liberation Trilogy presents the first volume in a new series on the American Revolution that draws on perspectives from both sides to chronicle the first 21 months of America's violent war for independence.
Pace
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
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10775997
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DLC
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Atkinson, Rick
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E230
LC item number
.A84 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Revolution trilogy
Series volume
volume one
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United States
Target audience
adult
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the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
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The British are coming : the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, Rick Atkinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 703-745) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018029510
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 776 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627790437
Lccn
2018029510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1042830666
Label
The British are coming : the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, Rick Atkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 703-745) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018029510
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 776 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627790437
Lccn
2018029510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1042830666

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