Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution
July 4, 2014
Guest: Nathaniel Philbrick
[From the Radio Times Archive] Was the order, âDonât fire âtill you see the whites of their eyesâ really shouted at rebels near Bostonâs Breedâs Hill? How was Boston the âcradle of libertyâ as one in five families were slave holders in the mid-18th century? National Book Award-winning historian NATHANIEL PHILBRICK says âBoston was known for its love of liberty, its piety and its prostitutesâ and comes in to explore the truth behind the myths that have become our American history. Eighteen months after the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill is considered the bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War – 1,054 British and over 400 militia members from several colonies were killed or wounded in two hours, leaving Boston under British control. Marty sat down with Philbrick last May to discuss his book is Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution.