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

Atkinson, Rick, (author.).

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  • 0 of 5 copies available at Kenton County.

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4 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 973.3 A877b 2019 (Text) 33126022532000 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/20/2019
Covington Branch 973.3 A877b 2019 (Text) 33126022532018 New Adult Nonfiction On holds shelf -
Erlanger Branch 973.3 A877b 2019 (Text) 33126022531945 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/19/2019
Erlanger Branch 973.3 A877b 2019 (Text) 33126022531994 New Adult Nonfiction On holds shelf -
Wm. E. Durr Branch 973.3 A877b 2019 (Text) 33126022532026 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/19/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627790437
  • ISBN: 1627790438
  • Physical Description: xviii, 776 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 703-745) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other masterly books about World War II, 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.
From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, the ragtag Continental Army took on the world's most formidable fighting force. Atkinson introduces us to the war for America, and shows it is populated by astonishing characters who were heroes and knaves, who made sacrifices and blunders. He shows us the war through British eyes-- and gunsights-- too, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Campaigns.

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