Daily Archives: June 14, 2017

But Sometimes Out Of His Senses

It is revealing that after attempting to write a parallel biography of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson [1] that midbrow historian David McCullough chose to write a biography of John Adams.  It is also revealing that both his book and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inventing America

Inventing America:  Jefferson’s Declaration Of Independence, by Gary Wills Let it be clearly understood, this is a bad book, but it is bad in an instructive way.  In reading this book, I was struck by how often the author makes … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Royalist Revolution

The Royalist Revolution:  Monarchy And The American Revolution, by Eric Nelson This was not the book I expected it to be, but it was an excellent read and adopted the proper approach for its goal of presenting an unexpected analysis … Continue reading

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