‘The British Are Coming’ Recounts America’s Brutal War for Independence

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson writes that reading George Washington’s frequent complaints about his troops “transforms the demigod into a sometimes petulant mortal.” As Atkinson’s history of the Revolutionary War digs into the details of war and contemporary writings, it provides a rich, harsh portrait of the country’s often simplified creation story. Atkinson joins Forum … Continue reading ‘The British Are Coming’ Recounts America’s Brutal War for Independence

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