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LOC National Book Festival: Rick Atkinson, History & Biography

Sat Aug 31, 7pm–7:45pm
Presented by: Library of Congress
Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
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Rick Atkinson discusses "The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777" (Henry Holt). Introduced by: Manuel Roig-Franzia.

Rick Atkinson, who spent nearly 15 years working on his World War II trilogy, was a staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post for 25 years. He is the author of “The Long Gray Line,” “Crusade,” “In the Company of Soldiers” and the best-selling Liberation Trilogy: “An Army at Dawn,” “The Day of Battle” and “The Guns at Last Light.” A winner of Pulitzer prizes for history and journalism, he has also won many other awards, including the George Polk Award and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. Atkinson’s new book is “The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777” (Henry Holt). He lives in Washington, D.C.

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