Award-Winning Author Nathaniel Philbrick to Speak at Old Sturbridge Village May 5

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Talk to feature Philbrick’s latest book, Bunker Hill:  A City, A Siege, A Revolution

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (April 15, 2014) – Award-winning and bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick will discuss his latest book, Bunker Hill:  A City, A Siege, A Revolution at Old Sturbridge Village on Monday, May 5 as part of the Village’s OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required and tickets for the event are $15 per person and $13 for OSV Members.  Signed copies of Bunker Hill:  A City, A Siege, A Revolution are available by pre-order when you purchase tickets online. Additional event details and online registration are available at

In Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution Nathaniel Philbrick, award-winning and bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story that ignited the American Revolution. With passion and insight, Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, and blisteringly real origins of America.

With his precise sense of the unexplored side of mythic events, Philbrick turns his keen eye to pre-Revolutionary Boston—a city of 15,000 inhabitants packed onto a land-connected island of just 1.2 square miles—and the gradual up-tick of tension that climaxed in June 1775 with the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major battle of what became the American Revolution and the War of Independence. In Bunker Hill, Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story.

Nathaniel Philbrick is The New York Times bestselling author of National Book Award winner In the Heart of the Sea, Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower, Sea of Glory, and The Last Stand. Bunker Hill won the 2013 New England Book Award for Non-Fiction. He is also the author of Why Read Moby-Dick? and Away Off Shore.

Old Sturbridge Village is one of the largest living history museums in the nation, celebrating life in early New England from 1790 to 1840. Located just off the Massachusetts Turnpike and Routes I-84 and 20 in Sturbridge, Mass., OSV is open year-round, but days and hours vary seasonally. The Village offers lodging at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges and several dining options on-site. For more details, visit or call 800-SEE-1830.

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