This week we celebrate the events in Philadelphia in the sticky summer of 1776. But those events would not have been possible without the sacrifices of men and women who believed in something other than long-distance rule from England.
Rick Atkinson, who won a Pulitzer prize for his work on World War II, turns his attention to much earlier battles in The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777.
The book is the first installment of a planned trilogy.
We have many questions about the people and places of the early years of the American Revolution.