Author Nathaniel Philbrick on Bunker Hill and the Crisis of Leadership in Revolutionary America

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Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, shares a conversation with J.L. Bell on the bloody battle in Charlestown on June 17, 1775, which exposed leadership problems for both British and American forces and stirred up bitter arguments that echoed for decades. Even as the fighting took place, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia was choosing a new commander. What qualities did George Washington bring to the American army licking its wounds outside Boston?

Co-sponsored by the National Park Service, Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site and Boston National Historical Park, the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, the Cambridge Historical Society,  and by the Friends of the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters.

At 9 pm, in the Nubar restaurant in the nearby, Sheraton Commander Hotel, there will be a reception in honor of Nathaniel Philbrick hosted by the Friends of the Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters, with support from the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.  There will be some hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.