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This looks interesting. I like the focus on lesser known revolutionary figures like Joseph Warren and Salem Poor.

Joseph Warren’s eclectic past and rise to prominence is exquisitely captured in Nathaniel Philbrick’s Bunker Hill. Philbrick takes a page from

Nathaniel Philbrick's Bunker Hill

Nathaniel Philbrick’s Bunker Hill

David McCullough’s 1776 in that it centers around a critical event of the Revolution rather than attempting to chronicle the entire eight year war.

I am really interested in learning more about African Americans such at Salem Poor. The American Revolution was the most integrated American war up until Vietnam, yet I imagine it is difficult to capture a compelling story from those who did not have the advantage of letters and social prominence.

I’ll find this series on Comcast and report back.

 

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