“O’Donnell’s vivid writing reveals the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the men who do the actual fighting in wars.”
“perceptive and engaging . . .”
“a truly fresh look at one of the most chronicled figures in American history. Washington literally spent his entire life learning about politics and public service . . .”
“For students of both American government and the early history of the republic, this volume fills in a significant gap, while highlighting the political challenges faced by our very first
“Jonathan Horn in his new book Washington’s End provides a captivating and enlightening look at Washington’s post-presidential life and the politically divided country that was par
These days many historians would ask: Why another book about a well-known founding father, in this case a dual biography of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington?
The main title of this massive tome comes from Thomas Paine’s Common Sense.
“For those with an interest in American social and cultural history, this is a well-written, insightful, and incisive work that provides much to consider on a longtime controversial issue.”
The Widow Washington represents an engaging, although not a necessarily convincing new portrait of George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington.
“Working together during a very fragile time in our nation’s history, when there were no assurances that the United States would even exist beyond the 18th century, Jefferson and Madison co
“This political environment, in which the separation of church and state is treated as a kind of heresy rather than the real rock upon which our government stands, is what makes the timing
“The British Are Coming is history written in a grand style and manner. It leaves one anxiously awaiting the next two volumes.”
“McCullough tells the story of these pioneer heroes in his characteristic narrative manner, which, as in his other books, combines eloquence, erudition, vividness, and remarkable insight.
“a cautionary tale of ambition, service, and the passing down of the mantel of public service from father to son . . .”
“One fascinating aspect of Ronald’s text is that it is written from the British perspective, rarely the case in literature about the American Revolutionary War.”
"Frontier Rebels makes for a good read, a lost bit of American history in a greater colonial epic in need of telling."
Some of the names of the 56 signers—our Founding Fathers—of the Declaration of Independence are well known.
It is unfortunate and even tragic in today's society that our history is so largely unknown, mostly untaught and unlearned.
“For anyone who enjoys reading about American history, this book is most enjoyable, informative, and belongs on the library shelf.”
Biographer James Thomas Flexner has called George Washington the “indispensable man” of the American Revolution.
It is always gratifying to learn history you don’t know.
John Avlon calls George Washington’s Farewell Address “the most famous American speech you’ve never read.” His new book, Washington’s Farewell, explores the history, intellectual formation
The history of the American Revolution has been told many times in many places.
The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic by Margaret A.
“makes a definite contribution to understanding religious liberty . . . and the thinking of our Founding Fathers on the role of religion and politics . . .”