ILW Lemnitzer Lecture & Book Signing - Rick Atkinson
June 26, 2019
General Gordon R. Sullivan Conference & Event Center
Purchase at ausa.org/books
The British Are Coming
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. It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling.
About The Author
Rick Atkinson is a military historian and author of The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, to be published in May 2019 as the first volume in the Revolution Trilogy. He is also author of the Liberation Trilogy about the World War II in the Mediterranean and Western Europe.