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Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN #: 9780670025442
Price: $20.00
Publisher: Viking
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: near fine
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 2013
Later printing (2) Lightest wear to the book and jacket, about As New in all respects. Second printing by number line. Nathaniel Philbrick was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for History and the winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Bunker Hill was awarded both the 2013 New England Book Award for Non-Fiction and the 2014 New England Society Book Award as well as the 2014 Distinguished Book Award of the Society of Colonial Wars. An iconic incident in American history ( "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes") the Battle of Bunker Hill was a victory for the British, but the massive losses they encumbered discouraged them from any further sorties against the American siege lines; 226 men on the British side were killed with over 800 wounded, including a large number of officers. The American losses were much less and totaled 450 killed, wounded and captured. While considered to be a colonial defeat; the losses suffered by the British troops gave encouragement to the colonies, demonstrating that inexperienced militiamen were able to stand up to regular army troops in a pitched battle. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.