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Excellent book about the Battle of Bunker Hill Used it for research paper This is a great historical book that proved to be far impactful than I anticipated I purchased my copy from a local thrift store thinking that I should obtain a better understanding of the revolutionary war as I had missed learning much in high school By the end of this book I realized it left me filled with emotion not an outcome I would ve guessed at.The first half was slow going but vital information Thomas Fleming takes a deep look at the major characters involved giving you a sense of their morals, political beliefs, and history As the battle actually begins 3 4 of the way through, these characters you have learned so much about, drag you into the heart racing excitement as the events unfold Fleming s last chapter details the effects and emotions left in the battle s wake for both sides and when you close the book you realize your educational read turned into one of the best books you ve read and has given you a hefty dose of American pride. Popular E Book, Now We Are Enemies The Story Of Bunker Hill By Thomas J Fleming This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Now We Are Enemies The Story Of Bunker Hill, Essay By Thomas J Fleming Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You X The absolute sine qua non on this battle the author did a brilliant job, both in description and analysis His source work and research are phenomenal his conclusions, that the battle was the last straw for both sides, is dead on after Bunker Hill the USA was on a course of independence that was unalterable. Reviews from the 1960 Edition of this book The multi viewed method, the apt use of quotation, the piling up of incident and the terse style, give the book a vibrant immediacy Now We Are Enemies yields to no account in sheer interest and readability The New York Times Brilliant An absolute must for anyone interested in American history Los Angeles Times The author has transformed the familiar story into a living picture of men and events, without sacrifice of truth or scholarly integrity, but with modern awareness of its purposes, its errors, and its triumph An important and fascinating book Chicago Tribune Fleming is to be congratulated He has reached into the personal lives of combatants on both sides, linked these with actual historical fact, and come up with a superb book Austin American Statesman A whale of a good book National Review A great battle has been given new life and glory Chicago Sunday Tribune Drama at its best Fleming makes mere names in a history book come alive The Nashville Banner A narrative of sustained dramatic power and vigorous portrayal of character Highly recommended Rotarian Fleming says his purpose has been to transform the story of Bunker Hill from a few pages in a history book to the magnificent drama of courage which it is He has certainly succeeded Seattle Post Intelligencer Fleming makes all his readers eyewitnesses He has recreated June 17, 1775 with vividness and truth New York Herald Tribune The narrative is sustained and exciting, the characters wonderfully realized Cleveland Press Painstaking research, including many letters heretofore unpublished makes characters come to life in a way not found in school books The Wichita Eagle a dramatic and fascinating account of a battle that changed the course of history The Citizen News, Shellman GA an exciting narrative of brave men on both sides, sincere in their opposite beliefs, and loyal to those beliefs The Hartford Courant Renewed confidence in the destiny our country is to be found in Fleming s narrative The U.S Press Association Like a director with a revolving stage, the author introduces privates, sergeants, officers from ensigns to major generals who tell their particular stories of that June day, often in their own words the whole blending into a swell of high fine courage on both sides Saturday Review of Literature Fifty years ago, reviewers across America hailed Now We Are Enemies as a masterpiece It still remains the most complete account of the clash that changed the course of America history the battle of Bunker Hill It was the first book about the battle in almost 100 years and it marked the emergence of an author who has become widely acknowledged as the best historian of the American Revolution writing today The book s readability was and still is vividly clear from the opening pages Suddenly in the empty streets of Charlestown there were moving figures In single file fifty men hugged the dark sides of the vacant houses, stopping every few feet to listen for the sound of a hostile footstep Across the harbor in Boston, three British major generals conferred on a plan to destroy the impromptu American army that has been besieging them The drama s appeal swiftly expands from suspense to profoundly human dimensions We meet privates, sergeants, lieutenants, colonels and generals from both armies who frequently tell their stories in their own words There are pages rich in courage and laden with heartbreak For God s sake spare that man shouts Colonel Israel Putnam as his men take deadly aim at a British officer I love him as a brother The British commander, General William Howe, stares numbly at his shattered bleeding ranks and experiences a moment I never felt before There is only one word for such history unforgettable. This book is great if you love to read about history It tells about the Battle of Bunker Hill and the men who fought it. A detailed look at the Battle of Bunker Hill than I would have thought possible Interesting and an enjoyable read. Thomas Fleming, journalist by profession, once makes my point that the best writers of history are not necessarily trained historians, but journalists They know how to structure a story of factual information and describe events Fleming s descriptions of the building of the fortifications are so vivid that I could smell the freshly dug earth and feel the sweat as if it was rolling down my own forehead and neck.I happen to be an acquaintance of Mr Fleming, who is a hell of a nice guy, and a terrific teller of the American story I have read that Ben Affleck has purchased the rights to a new book about Bunker Hill for a film I hope that he also uses this book as a resource as well. An excellent narrative history to the point it was riveting even though I knew the outcome Another factor that struck was the confusion, ill feeling and poor decisions made by both American and English governing bodies I guess some things never change.