Lowell Lecture

Bunker Hill and the Crisis of Leadership in Revolutionary America

Date & Time

Dec. 11, 2013


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Driving Directions


Nathaniel Phibrick, author J.L. Bell, author and historian

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


Current Affairs

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution, shares a conversation with J.L. Bell on the bloody battle in Charlestown on June 17, 1775, which exposed leadership problems for both British and American forces and stirred up bitter arguments that echoed for decades. Even as the fighting took place, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia was choosing a new commander. What qualities did George Washington bring to the American army licking its wounds outside Boston?