"Nonetheless, as the author ably demonstrates, the actual story is 'about ordinary people who, when put to the test, did extraordinary things.'"
Lockhart (History/Wright State Univ.; The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army
, 2008, etc.) suggests that conventional Fourth of July hyperbole about the Battle of Bunker Hill "confuses history with heritage, conflates fantasy and patriotic sentiment."
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