“Historians of the American Revolution take note. Atkinson is coming. He brings with him a Tolstoyan view of war; that is, he presumes war can be understood only by recovering the experience of ordinary men and women caught in the crucible of orchestrated violence beyond their control or comprehension . . . The story he tells is designed to rescue the American Revolution from the sentimental stereotypes and bring it to life as an ugly, savage, often barbaric war . . . A powerful new voice has been added to the dialogue about our origins as a people and a nation. It is difficult to imagine any reader putting this beguiling book down without a smile and a tear.”
The New York Times Books reviews Rick Atkinson's new book, THE BRITISH ARE COMING.
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“The British Are Coming” is a vivid, down-to-earth rendering of a conflict too often seen through rose-colored glasses.