Nathaniel Philbrick “Bunker Hill”

June 6th, 2013

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There comes a moment in every revolution, writes Nathaniel Philbrick, when neutrality is no longer an option.

In the American Revolution, the Battle of Bunker Hill may be that moment.

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Philbrick’s new book “Bunker Hill” puts the storied battle in sharp new relief, to underscore its importance in shaping the war that was just beginning and the new nation that would result.

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And while the book is filled with the “usual suspects” – Paul Revere, John Adams, Sam Adams – Philbrick also introduces us to a man who should be in that same pantheon, Dr. Joseph Warren, who may have done more than any other single patriot to choreographing the revolution.

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Nathaniel Philbrick “Why Read Moby-Dick?”

October 27th, 2011

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It is widely considered one of the greatest books of all time, a classic that is always included in lists of must-read novels. Generations of readers have loved it. So why, then, do so many other people seem to avoid “Moby-Dick?”

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Historian Nathaniel Philbrick says “Moby-Dick” is a book you love or you hate, much of it depending on the circumstances of how you were first introduced to it. He says it is one of his favorite books, and he makes the case for it in his new book “Why Read Moby-Dick?”

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Nathaniel Philbrick “The Last Stand”

June 16th, 2011

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It went down as one of the worst defeats in American military history, but the stunning fall of George Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876 has become clouded in all kinds of myth.

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Now, in a book called “The Last Stand” National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick takes a fresh look at the storied battle and its two iconic leaders, Custer and Sitting Bull. Philbrick even tracked down descendants of some of the combatants to get a newly-nuanced and balanced account of the battle.

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