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Glorious Days, Dreadful Days: The Battle of Bunker Hill
Glorious Days, Dreadful Days: The Battle of Bunker Hill
(Philippa Kirby, Alex Haley, John Edens)

Glorious Days, Dreadful Days: The Battle of Bunker HillGlorious Days, Dreadful Days (October 1992)
Glorious Days, Dreadful Days examines the events, aftermath, and significance of the Battle of Bunker Hill that was fought on June 17, 1775.
The Declaration of Independence will not be signed for another year, but in the late spring of 1775, the War for Independence has begun. An amateur army of ordinary citizens has occupied the hills overlooking Boston while the mightiest army in the world prepares to make them pay for their rebellious spirit.
"There are many accounts of the Battle of Bunker Hill written by people who were actually there. As is often the case, many of them contradict each other. The account of this book is based on a combination of eyewitness accounts and the many fine histories written after the event. Where there was disagreement, choices had to be made about what was more likely to be true." ~ The Editors.
Philippa Kirby is a published author of several children's books. Some of his credits include: Glorious Days, Dreadful Days: The Battle of Bunker Hill (Stories of America) and Christmas Wrappings: Basics And Ideas For Perfectly Wrapped Gifts.
John Edens is a published author and illustrator of young adult and children's books. Some of his credits include: Glorious Days, Dreadful Days: The Battle of Bunker Hill (Stories of America), Meet Christopher Columbus (Landmark Books), Russian Portraits (Images Across the Ages) and The Eye Book (Paperback).
Alex Haley, as General Editor, wrote the following introduction:
Introduction By Alex Haley, General Editor
Few people favor war—and for good reason. If people must die to solve a problem, there must be no other way to a solution. If the battlefield is the only path to establishing justice, ending inequality, relieving oppression, or halting aggression, then we should know it is going to be dreadful, no matter how glorious the cause.
What was glorious about the American Revolution was the courage and self-sacrifice of the participants and their dedication to the high ideal of independence. It is what is glorious about any conflict with merit behind it.
What was dreadful was the brutality and violence that is war and revolution Freedom's high price must be part of the story. If it is not, we might come to think war has no cost, only glory; or that revolution creates no disorder, only change. ~ Alex Haley.
(The above Foreword by Alex Haley is presented under the Creative Commons License. © 1993 Dialogue Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
Glorious Days, Dreadful Days: The Battle of Bunker Hill • Reviews
"Glorious Days, Dreadful Days details a very significant battle in the war for American freedom, the Revolutionary War and the men who fought against the mighty British army." - Daisy Gatson Bates, Arkansas State Press.
"Glorious Days, Dreadful Days is a short, colorful, well-written history of the battle. It examines the events, their aftermath, and the significance of the Battle of Bunker Hill." - California Online Resources for Education.

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