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Glorious Days, Dreadful Days: The Battle of Bunker Hill
Introduction By Alex Haley, General Editor
Few people favor war—and for good reason. If people must die to solve a problem, there must be no other way to a solution. If the battlefield is the only path to establishing justice, ending inequality, relieving oppression, or halting aggression, then we should know it is going to be dreadful, no matter how glorious the cause.
What was glorious about the American Revolution was the courage and self-sacrifice of the participants and their dedication to the high ideal of independence. It is what is glorious about any conflict with merit behind it.
What was dreadful was the brutality and violence that is war and revolution Freedom's high price must be part of the story. If it is not, we might come to think war has no cost, only glory; or that revolution creates no disorder, only change. ~ Alex Haley.
(The above Foreword by Alex Haley is presented under the Creative Commons License. © 1993 Dialogue Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
Glorious Days, Dreadful Days: The Battle of Bunker Hill • Reviews
"Glorious Days, Dreadful Days details a very significant battle in the war for American freedom, the Revolutionary War and the men who fought against the mighty British army." - Daisy Gatson Bates, Arkansas State Press.
"Glorious Days, Dreadful Days is a short, colorful, well-written history of the battle. It examines the events, their aftermath, and the significance of the Battle of Bunker Hill." - California Online Resources for Education.