The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson, is the first volume of a planned trilogy covering the Revolutionary War. The author is known for his superbly researched narrative histories. The early years of the Revolution swing wildly from catastrophe to success and back again, honing the leadership of George Washington, the diplomatic skills of Ben Franklin, and polishing the talents of a large cast of committed patriots. The story is also told from the British perspective, and there is a lot of attention paid to the ordinary men and women caught up in the conflict. The writing is vivid which makes it a page-turner--no small feat for a history book! (Non-Fiction)