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The Seattle Public Library

Historian Rick Atkinson reads from "The British Are Coming"
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Historian Rick Atkinson reads from "The British Are Coming"
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryPulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson reads from the first volume in his new American Revolution trilogy.
View in Catalog"The British are Coming" by Rick Atkinson
DescriptionFrom the bestselling author of the “Liberation Trilogy” comes “The British Are Coming,” the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American Revolution.



Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “An Army at Dawn” and two other books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first 21 months of America’s violent war for independence. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force.



Full of riveting details and untold stories, “The British Are Coming” is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rick Atkinson is the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy—“An Army at Dawn,” “The Day of Battle,” and “The Guns at Last Light”—as well as “The Long Gray Line” and other books. His many awards include Pulitzer Prizes for history and journalism. A former staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.

Accommodation requests may be made with seven days advanced notice to LEAP or call (206) 615-1380 (v/tty).

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times, and presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
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