Bunker Hill Almost everyone can dredge up a few facts about Bunker Hill, the pivotal early battle of the Revolutionary War. It was a Pyrrhic victory for… Bunker Hill Almost everyone can dredge up a few facts about Bunker Hill, the pivotal early battle of the Revolutionary War. It was a Pyrrhic victory for… 2013-04-30 History Viking Adult
Book Review

Bunker Hill (2013)

BUNKER HILL by Nathaniel Philbrick
BUNKER HILL by Nathaniel Philbrick
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 30, 2013; Writer: Nathaniel Philbrick; Genre: History; Publisher: Viking Adult

Almost everyone can dredge up a few facts about Bunker Hill, the pivotal early battle of the Revolutionary War. It was a Pyrrhic victory for the British, who lost a hefty percentage of their officers and saw the inexperienced colonial troops get a much-needed shot of confidence. Philbrick's account, in Bunker Hill, lacks the same magic he brought to 2000's In the Heart of the Sea, his saga of 19th-century whaling, but he still fashions the narrative with real skill. Though you know the ending, you whip through the pages, rooting for the ragtag band of patriots. B+

Originally posted Apr 24, 2013 Published in issue #1257 May 03, 2013 Order article reprints