Two things about this book sparked my interest when it first hit the shelves earlier this year, “traitor” Benedict Arnold and “author” Nathaniel Philbrick.
After indulging in several non-fictions of the founding years of our nation, John Adams was, for me, the glue that pulled them all together into a coherent understanding of the way it all went down.
Since reading Walter Isaacson’s Ben Franklin: An American Life last year, I’ve been on a learning campaign of the formative days of our United States. What most of us were taught of American history in grade school, merely puts a… Continue Reading →
The master historian does it again as he relates the birthing pains of the United States of America during its first year of declared independence from Great Britain. Though George Washington is today considered by we Americans as courage, strength and determination personified – there were many moments of weakness, doubt and anguish experienced by our nation’s founding father when the endeavor seemed hopelessly futile.
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