Book: Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Narrator (if applicable): n/a
Release date (if applicable): Published
Synopsis: From Goodreads.com:
Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution.My rating: 5 Stars
My opinion: I found this book fascinating; however, it was an incredibly slow and detailed read. It took me about one month to read it with a combination of an ARC from the publisher and the book from the library. I was able to read about 10 pages per day to "consume" the amount of information presented in the book. As a result of this, it can have a very dry feeling to it. I happened to not have this issue; however, I have noticed that it is a common complaint by other reviewers.
The author did a phenomenal job in drilling down on a critical period/even in the Revolutionary War. These were individuals whom I had a general knowledge on, but this book bumped up that information.
I would recommend having a general understanding of this incident prior to going into this book. In my humble opinion, it might weigh down those who don't a bit.
Source: Publisher for review
Would I recommend? : Yes, great read! Do yourself a favor and grab the print copy. I wish I would have had a printed ARC.
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone
Friday, January 17, 2014
Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
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