Friday, Doug is joined by author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick for a grassroots look at the American Revolution. His latest book takes to the streets of Boston during the British occupation of 1775 and follows the merchants, farmers, artisans and sailors – the vigilantes and the sober citizens on their march towards rebellion. The tension climaxed with the Battle of Bunker Hill. It was the bloodiest engagement of the war and the moment, Philbrick says, that set the course for Revolution. (Rebroadcast)
Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of National Book Award winner In the Heart of the Sea, Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower, Sea of Glory, and The Last Stand. His latest is called Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution. Find all of his books on Amazon and Indiebound.