The book is With Fire and Sword: The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Beginning of the American Revolution. There seems to be some confusion from the last post as to the publication date, so let me say again, the book will be published
March 1, 2011
There will be considerable mention made of that event (at least by me) so you'll know about it.
Here are the hightlights of the new reviews:
A clever, often sardonic history of an iconic battle.
Prolific historian Nelson (George Washington’s Great Gamble: And the Sea Battle that Won the American Revolution, 2010, etc.) begins in turbulent 1760s
And from Booklist:
The battles of Lexington and Concord, deemed the “shots heard around the world,” are usually considered
the opening conflicts of the Revolutionary War. Perhaps so, but as Nelson indicates in his detailed and
stirring account, the subsequent battle at Bunker Hill had a much greater impact in both America and
Britain. He convincingly asserts that the massive casualties sustained meant a true
turning point had arrived. American confidence was bolstered, while the British realized the rebels would
not be easily subdued. This is a well-done examination of a critical battle, ideal for general readers.