The British are Coming

By Rick Atkinson,

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'To say that Atkinson can tell a story is like saying Sinatra can sing ... A powerful new voice has been added to the dialogue about [America's] origins as a people and a nation. It is difficult to imagine any reader putting this beguiling book down without a smile and…

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Rick Atkinson is a master storyteller who approaches writing history with the attention to detail of an investigative reporter. I have had the privilege of meeting Rick, and he took the time to encourage me as I embarked on my own writing career.  His personal qualities aside, Rick’s gripping narrative highlights the drama that unfolded in the first years of the war, from Lexington and Concord to Trenton and Princeton. This is the first volume of what promises to be the definitive historical trilogy about the War for Independence.

From Robert's list on revolutionary reads.

This is the first of a planned set of volumes on the American Revolution by Rick Atkinson. The author is, like David McCullough, a deserving Pulitzer Prize winner. His writing is superb, and this with future volumes promises to be a definitive masterpiece.

From Dean's list on the 1777 Saratoga campaign.

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