Drawingupon new research and scholarship, historian Paul Lockhart, author of thecritically acclaimed Revolutionary War biography The Drillmaster of ValleyForge, offers a penetrating reassessment of the first major engagement ofthe American Revolution. In the tradition of David McCullough’s 1776,Lockhart illuminates the Battle of Bunker Hill as a crucial event in thecreation of an American identity, dexterously interweaving the story of thispivotal pitched battle with two other momentous narratives: the creation ofAmerica’s first army, and the rise of the man who led it, George Washington.
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In his study, The Whites of Their Eyes, Paul Lockhart reminds the reader that aside from being the first “honest-to-goodness battle” of The Revolutionary War, the battle of Bunker Hill had no particular tactical or strategic significance to the outcome of the conflict.Jun 07 2011 | Read Full Review of The Whites of Their Eyes: Bun...
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