Author Spotlight: Rick Atkinson

Rick Atkinson is the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Liberation Trilogy, and now he turns his intellectual eye to a new era: the American Revolution.

THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, Volume 1) recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence, from the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777.

Full of riveting details and untold stories, THE BRITISH ARE COMING is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. Rick Atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.


“Aided by fine and numerous maps, this is superb military and diplomatic history and represents storytelling on a grand scale.”–Booklist, starred review

“This graphic account will especially appeal to military history enthusiasts but is accessible for all readers seeking to experience the realities of the revolution.”–Library Journal, starred review

Bonus for audiobook lovers!

The audio edition of Rick Atkinson’s THE BRITISH ARE COMING includes an introduction, read by the author, that is exclusive to the audio program.

Check out an excerpt here, as well as an exclusive message from Rick himself about the experience:

“It was a pleasure, as well as fun, to record the introduction to the audio edition of The British Are Coming. I’m a relatively recent convert to the convenience and gratification of listening to books, so I know the importance of doing it right, and making written words vividly accessible. I hope listeners will find that we’ve hit the mark here.”

Also by Rick Atkinson:

THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
THE LONG GRAY LINE: The American Journey of West Point’s Class of 1966
THE DAY OF BATTLE: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944
AN ARMY AT DAWN: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy
D-DAY: The Invasion of Normandy, 1944 [The Young Readers Adaptation]
BATTLE OF THE BULGE [The Young Readers Adaptation]

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