"A notable merit of his account of the birth of the American revolution is its fairmindedness . . . readable and sensible." (Max Hastings SUNDAY TIMES
"Vivid, realistic and sometimes shocking . . . [character] is certainly the animating spirit of this fine narrative history and, in a sprawling, vibrant cast, the character that emerges most forcefully is that of the city of Boston itself: tumultuous, vigorous and fascinating." (Ben McIntyre THE TIMES
"Admirably even-handed . . . this perceptive account." (Andrew Roberts MAIL ON SUNDAY
"Brilliantly told. Philbrick is a master narrator who has deployed every ounce of his considerable skill . . . to find the lifeblood of early America" (THE TIMES
"This is popular history at its best: a taut narrative with a novelist’s touch, grounded in careful research." (MIAMI HERALD
bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea
and The Last Stand
Nathaniel Philbrick turns to the visceral and dramatic beginnings of one of the most significant episodes in American and British history: the American Revolution.