The British Are Coming

Volume One of the Revolution Trilogy

From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American Revolution

“Extensive research…allows Atkinson to recreate the past like few other popular historians…. A superlative treatment of the period.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Balanced, elegantly written, and massively researched…. Aided by fine and numerous maps, this is superb military and diplomatic history and represents storytelling on a grand scale.”

Booklist (starred review)

“A sturdy, swift-moving contribution to the popular literature of the American Revolution.”

Kirkus (starred review)

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Rick AtkinsonRick Atkinson is the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy—An Army at Dawn, The Day of Battle, and The Guns at Last Light—as well as The Long Gray Line and other books. His many awards include Pulitzer Prizes for history and journalism. A former staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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Find out the latest happenings with Rick Atkinson and with the publication of the first volume of the Revolution Trilogy:

5/4/2019 / Mt. Vernon Revolutionary War Weekend / Mt. Vernon, VA

5/14/2019 / Politics & Prose / Washington, DC

5/15/2019 / The Brattle Theater / Boston, MA

5/16/2019 / New York Historical Society / In Conversation with General Petraeus / NY, NY

5/20/2019 / Pritzker Military Library / Chicago, IL

5/21/2019 / Rainy Day Books / Unity Temple / Kansas City, KS

5/22/2019 / Atlanta History Center / with Glen Jackson / Atlanta, GA

5/23/2019 / Authors Live! / The Highland Park United Methodist Church / Dallas, TX

5/28/2019 / Mt. Vernon / Mt. Vernon, VA

5/29/2019 / Quail Ridge Books / Raleigh, NC

5/30/2019 / Philadelphia Free Library / Philadelphia, PA

5/31/19 / Washington Crossing / Princeton, NJ

6/4/2019 / Tattered Cover / Colfax location / Denver, CO

6/5/2019 / Bookpeople Austin’s Central Library / Austin, TX

6/10/2019 / Kepler’s Literary Foundation / San Francisco, CA

6/12/2019 / Seattle Public Central Library / Seattle, WA

6/13/2019 / Oregon Historical Society / Portland, OR

6/26/2019 / AUSA / Lemnitzer Lecture / Arlington, VA

7/4/2019 / Mt. Vernon / Mount Vernon, VA

8/31/2019 / National Book Festival / Washington, DC

9/10/2019 / The Citadel / Charleston, SC

9/18/19 / US Army & Education Heritage Center / Carlisle, PA

10/23/2019 / Virginia Museum of History & Culture / Richmond, VA

11/14/19 / Georgia Historical Society / Savannah, GA

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Rick Atkinson to Write New Series on the American Revolution

Rick Atkinson to Write New Series on the American Revolution. Click HERE to read the press release.