Lectures & Conversations
The British Are Coming: The War for America, 1775-1777
Petraeus-Hertog Lecture on Leadership
Rick Atkinson, David H. Petraeus (moderator)
Thu, May 16th, 2019 | 6:30 pm
(Members $38)

EVENT DETAILS How did the Continental Army’s fight against the most formidable military force in the world begin? What did men that now hold legendary status, like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, do to rise to the occasion against impossible odds? Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson, joined by General David Petraeus, uncovers the untold stories and moral conflicts—from both the American and British perspective—of the first 21 months of the Revolutionary War. Rick Atkinson is the author of The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775–1777, the inaugural volume of The Revolution Trilogy. General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus (moderator) commanded coalition forces during the Surges in both Iraq and Afghanistan and served as director of the CIA. He is now partner in the global investment firm KKR and chairman of the KKR Global Institute. LOCATION The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 PURCHASING TICKETS By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.