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Bunker Hill (The Crossing 0)

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  59 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
THE PREQUEL TO "THE CROSSING" In "Bunker Hill," Howard Fast provides insight into both American and British points of view during the battle for control of Boston in June 1775-the outcome of which would dramatically influence the strategies of George Washington and Sir William Howe for the rest of the war. Most dramatic of all is the battle for Breed's and Bunker hills: On ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by iBooks
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Ted Henkle
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
My brother has a keen interest in the American Revolution (aka The American War of Independence, often abbreviated by wargamers as the AWI). After visiting him in New England, the "epicenter" of the Revolution, I remembered I had a couple books about the AWI taking up space in my "TBR File" (To Be Read).

One of these was Bunker Hill by Howard Fast.

I must admit this is the first book I've read by the author of Spartacus, which I didn't know he wrote, along with a slew of other well-known works.Wh
Jim Barber
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the best novels I've read about the American Revolution. I thought it really gave me a sense of the time and place. There's plenty of guts and glory here, but what most intrigued me was the sense of uncertainty. We have the benefit of knowing what happened here, but this book captures the doubt behind the bluster. Howard Fast is an amazing writer. Read his books and you'll understand why a reviewer for the Los Angeles time described him as "fiercely American. He's one of ours, one of our ...more
May 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Not for children. The insights are interesting, historical context etc., but the writing is totally sub par and this is a pretty lascivious book for no clear reason. Lots of buxom easy women and paunchy mansluts.
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Just like Bernard Cornwell only the opposite. Bizarro Cornwell.
Sean Chick
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this one, in particular the caustic Henry Clinton.
Fernando E.
Mar 26, 2016 rated it liked it
An excellent short read on the famous battle and the commanders from both sides who led their men. A very fun way to learn history.
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Liked it!
Karis North
May 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, overdrive
2.5. Just barely better than ok.
Mar 24, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Had high expectations from the author of Spartacus and was seriously disappointed – not recommended.
It was raunchier in parts than I expected!
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Howard Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. The son of immigrants, Fast grew up in New York City and published his first novel upon finishing high school in 1933. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible ...more
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