Houses of the Founding Fathers: The Men Who Made America and the Way They Lived by Hugh Howard. Save 34 Off!. $17.79. Publication: October 23, 2012. Publisher: Artisan; Reprint edition (October 23, 2012)
17 June 1775 - Bunker Hill - The Americans fired until they were out of ammunition, then quickly retreated. To conserve ammunition, Prescott told his men, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." Even though the battle was fought on Breed's Hill, it has been remembered as the Battle of Bunker Hill.
A teenage army medic has become the first woman to be awarded the Military Cross, one of the highest honours for gallantry in combat. Private Michelle Norris, 19, braved a hail of sniper and machine-gun fire from 200 insurgents during a pitched battle in southern Iraq in order to give lifesaving treatment to a wounded comrade.