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Winner the the George Washington PrizeWinner that the Barbara and David Zalaznick publication Prize in American HistoryWinner of the Excellence in American history Book AwardWinner that the Fraunces Tavern Museum publication AwardThe paperback version of the brand-new York time bestseller that the wall surface Street Journal claimed was “chock full of momentous events and also larger-than-life characters.”Rick Atkinson, writer of the Pulitzer Prize–winning An military at Dawn and also two various other superb books about World war II, has long been admired for his deep researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. Currently he turns his fist to a brand-new war, and also in the early stage volume that the transformation Trilogy the recounts the first twenty-one month of America’s violent war for independence. Indigenous the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 come those at Trenton and also Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental army take on the world’s many formidable fighting force. The is a gripping saga alive through astonishing characters: Henry Knox, the previous bookseller through an uncanny knowledge of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made male who proves to it is in the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the commander in chief that learns the daunting art of leadership when the war appears all but lost. The story is additionally told indigenous the british perspective, making the mortal conflict in between the redcoats and the rebels every the an ext compelling.Full that riveting details and untold stories, The British space Coming is a tale of heroes and also knaves, the sacrifice and also blunder, the redemption and profound suffering. Stack Atkinson has given stirring brand-new life to the an initial act of our country’s creation drama.

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Rick Atkinson
is the bestselling writer of the Liberation Trilogy—An military at Dawn (winner the the Pulitzer Prize for History), The job of Battle, and The firearms at last Light—as well as The lengthy Gray Line and other books. His many extr awards encompass a Pulitzer compensation in journalism, a George Polk Award, and the Pritzker military Library literature Award. A former staff writer and an elderly editor at the Washington Post, he resides in Washington, D.C.

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