Special Lecture and Book Signing with Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Rick Atkinson

WHAT:            Lecture and Book Signing with Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Rick Atkinson on his new book The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777


DATE:                         Tuesday, September 24, 2019

5:00-6:15 p.m. Cemetery Tours of Rev. Soldier Graves

6:30 p.m.  Lecture with Book Signing Following


LOCATION:    First Presbyterian Church

620 State Street

Knoxville, TN 37902


Join the East Tennessee Historical Society as we welcome back the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Rick Atkinson, for a special lecture and book signing of his new book The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777. Volume One of The Revolution Trilogy recounts the first 21 months of America’s violent war for independence. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter of 1776-1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army took on the world’s most formidable fighting force. It tells the grand story of who we are as a country, where we came from as a people, and what we believe in as a nation.

One of America’s most acclaimed historians, Rick Atkinson has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories. He spent nearly 15 years working on his World War II Trilogy and was a staff writer and senior editor at the Washington Post for 25 years. His many other works include The Long Gray Line, The Day of Battle, and The Guns at Last Light. The final volume of his new Revolution Trilogy will focus on the war in the South, which will include East Tennessee.


The lecture is presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society on Tuesday, September 24, at the First Presbyterian Church, 620 State Street, Knoxville, and is free and open to the public. The evening will begin with free cemetery tours of Revolutionary soldier graves at the First Presbyterian Cemetery from 5:00-6:15 p.m. followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. with a book signing afterwards. For more information on the lecture or other programs of ETHS, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at  www.EastTNHistory.org.