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Reading & Writing: Looking for Alaska (or not)

In Looking for Alaska, celebrated YA author John Green’s 1st novel, he tells the story of Miles “Pudge” Halter who goes for the the Great Perhaps of boarding school. 1,075 more words

Writing

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Was The U.S. Capital For 1 Day : Sept. 27, 1777

According to Wikipedia -

During the American Revolution, it was briefly the capital of the colonies on September 27, 1777, when the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia, which had been captured by the British. 16 more words

Rochambeau, Washington's Ideal Lieutenant

Hello this Labor Day Weekend!   Let me introduce you to my book

 

             Rochambeau, Washington’s Ideal Lieutenant, 

       A French General’s Role in the American Revolution

I thought you might like to see what I worked on for 5 1/2 years, and below is a brief summary of the content. 455 more words

LaRouchePAC in Action • August 31st, 2014

Do the American people realize that the BRICS governments and their allies are confronting the same political/financial establishment that has earned such devastatingly low approval ratings here in the United States. 14 more words

British Financial Empire

In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 14--Georgia and the American Revolution, III: The Imperial Crisis, 1765-1774

[This is the third in a series of posts on the American Revolution in Georgia and its consequences for politics in the state during the decades after the war. 1,299 more words

History

Hornet’s Nest, by Legette Blythe. (Charlotte: The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1961.)

Blythe recounts the beginnings of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County at the arrival of the white man. He begins with the arrival of Thomas Spratt & his family. 481 more words

History

Recommended Reading: Katy Simpson Smith's The Story of Land and Sea

Katy Simpson Smith’s luminous debut novel is The Story of Land and Sea*, a careful, spare tale of family in late-eighteenth-century America.

What interested me first in the novel was Paul Yoon’s advance praise; I… 446 more words

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