Saturday, May 25, 2013

Five notable books on the life and times of U.S. soldiers

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on the life and times of U.S. soldiers:
Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution
by Nathaniel Philbrick

National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick has garnered acclaim by upending myths about America's past, and his approach to the most famed - and violent - battle of the Revolutionary War is no exception. In her recent review, Barbara Spindel writes that "Philbrick is masterful when it comes to selecting rich details to give an epic story a human dimension." With humane regard for the grief of British troops -- saddened to wage war on their ex-countrymen -- and acknowledgment of the often brutal methods of the American patriots, Bunker Hill mounts a full-scale attack on what we know of this pivotal moment in U.S. history.
Read about another book on the list.

Learn about what piqued Philbrick's interest in Bunker Hill.

Also see: Five best books about war by authors who served.

--Marshal Zeringue