Please join us for a special free program with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson in a conversation with Stan Deaton, the Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society. The two will discuss Atkinson’s new book, The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Henry Holt and Co.).
Atkinson is the bestselling author of the award-winning Liberation Trilogy—An Army at Dawn, The Day of Battle, and The Guns at Last Light—as well as The Long Gray Line and other books. Now, with The British Are Coming, the first volume of the Revolution Trilogy, Atkinson turns his attention to a new war, recounting the first twenty-one months of America’s war for independence.
Atkinson’s many awards include Pulitzer Prizes for history and journalism, the George Polk Award, and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. A former staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C.