The Revolutionary War forms the cornerstone of the creation story of the United States. Join us in revisiting and re-examining this story in a powerful book by best-selling, Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Atkinson. The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775 -1777 (Henry Holt & Company, 2019) sheds new light on the revolutionary period in an imaginative and beguiling style, bringing the war to life in all its ugliness and savagery. The book focuses on the battlegrounds rather than the political underpinning of the movement. Organized chronologically in distinct episodes, Atkinson takes the reader from England in 1773 to Princeton in January 1777 in a seamless narrative that stresses the agency of those who joined the fight for liberty. Reading will average 40 pages per week and active class participation is expected.