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Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick is a National Book Award winner and author most recently of The Last State: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn (Viking 2010) and Mayflower: A Story of Carnage, Community, and War (Viking 2006).His latest book, Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution will be released by Viking on April 30, 2013.

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Largely overlooked in histories of the Revolution, the Battle of the Chesapeake is in fact one of the most important naval engagements in history, leading to the American victory at Yorktown. Read >>
It became convenient to portray Benedict Arnold as a conniving traitor, but the truth is more complex. The brilliant general often failed to get credit for his military wins, suffered painful wounds, lost his fortune while others profiteered, and finally gave up on the disorganized and often ineffective efforts to win the American Revolution. Read >>
Fate brought Custer and Sitting Bull together one bloody June evening at the Little Bighorn—and marked the end of the Wild West Read >>

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