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The Resource The whites of their eyes : Bunker Hill, the first American Army, and the emergence of George Washington, Paul Lockhart

The whites of their eyes : Bunker Hill, the first American Army, and the emergence of George Washington, Paul Lockhart

Label
The whites of their eyes : Bunker Hill, the first American Army, and the emergence of George Washington
Title
The whites of their eyes
Title remainder
Bunker Hill, the first American Army, and the emergence of George Washington
Statement of responsibility
Paul Lockhart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Offers a reassessment of the first major engagement of the American Revolution by intertwining two equally important stories--the creation of America's first army and the rise of the man who led it, George Washington
  • One hot June afternoon in 1775, on the gentle slopes of a hill near Boston, Massachusetts, a small band of ordinary Americans--frightened but fiercely determined--dared to stand up to a superior British force. But the first real engagement of the American Revolution and one of the most famous battles in our history, Bunker Hill was not the battle that we have been taught to believe it was. Revisiting old evidence and drawing on new research, Lockhart shows that Bunker Hill was a clumsy engagement pitting one inexperienced army against another. Lockhart tells the rest of the story, too: how a mob of armed civilians became America's first army; how George Washington set aside his comfortable patrician life to take command of the veterans of Bunker Hill; and how the forgotten heroes of 1775--though overshadowed by the more famous Founding Fathers--kept the notion of American liberty alive.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3/312
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E241.B9
LC item number
L63 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The whites of their eyes : Bunker Hill, the first American Army, and the emergence of George Washington, Paul Lockhart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Massachusetts's war -- Young soldiers who had never been in action -- The grand American army -- The fiercest man among the savage tribes -- Elbow room -- A good deal of a hubbub -- Masters of these heights -- The enemy's all landed at Charlestown! -- Grass before the scythe -- A great tho dear bought victory -- New lords, new laws
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 414 p.
Isbn
9780061958861
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010043033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn670324865
  • (OCoLC)ocn743016492
Label
The whites of their eyes : Bunker Hill, the first American Army, and the emergence of George Washington, Paul Lockhart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Massachusetts's war -- Young soldiers who had never been in action -- The grand American army -- The fiercest man among the savage tribes -- Elbow room -- A good deal of a hubbub -- Masters of these heights -- The enemy's all landed at Charlestown! -- Grass before the scythe -- A great tho dear bought victory -- New lords, new laws
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 414 p.
Isbn
9780061958861
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010043033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn670324865
  • (OCoLC)ocn743016492

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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