Making his language bolder

Thomas Jefferson, asked to write the declaration of the United States' independence for the Continental Congress, sat down with pen and ink and went to work on a draft. The draft has been preserved, allowing a glimpse of Jefferson the writer at work. Penning the memorable words of the declaration, Jefferson did the work of... Continue Reading →

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Currently reading A.J. Langguth's Revolutionary War history, Patriots. It's excellent - fast-paced, full of memorable character sketches, and considering the time span it covers, quite clear in laying out the causes and context of the events. Langguth writes memorably about Colonel William Prescott, one of the heroes of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Prescott was clearly... Continue Reading →

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