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Historian Nathaniel Philbrick Tackles The Battle Of Bunker Hill In Children's Book13:25
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The statue of Colonel William Prescott stands in front the of the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The statue of Colonel William Prescott stands in front the of the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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"Don't shoot 'til you see the whites of the enemies eyes."

Those words, striking at the heart of the American Revolution, are also at the core of a new book from Nantucket-based historian Nathaniel Philbrick.

Philbrick is the award-winning author of a number of books, including "In the Heart of the Sea," "Mayflower," "Bunker Hill," and "Valiant Ambition."

This is his first children's book. In "Ben's Revolution: Benjamin Russell and the Battle of Bunker Hill" Philbrick tells the story of a young Benjamin Russell — a 12-year-old print shop apprentice who witnesses to seminal events at the start of the Revolutionary War.

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Nathaniel Philbrick, historian and author of the new book "Ben's Revolution: Benjamin Russell And The Battle Of Bunker Hill." He tweets @natphilbrick.

This segment aired on August 15, 2017.

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