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Day 1097: Alexander Hamilton

I don’t think it’s ever taken me so long to read a book as it did Alexander Hamilton, despite it being a fascinating biography. Although it did not seem as if it went into too much detail, as some biographies do, it is certainly long. 243 more words


The Private Journal of Aaron Burr

Source: Matthew L. Davis (ed.), The Private Journal of Aaron Burr, during his residence of four years in Europe: with selections from his correspondence (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1838), vol. 190 more words


Most Amazing Facts about Aaron Burr

In the History of America, Aaron Burr got himself in a unique position. He was a politician and a great American lawyer. On Feb 6, 1756, he came into this world. 180 more words

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Everybody's talkin' at me...

I sat through nearly two days of interviews this week. And, as so often, was amazed by how much people like to talk – and what they shared! 78 more words


Book Corner – May 2017 (1)

Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow

This is a tome of a book and not one for the faint-hearted. At times it is heavy going – for a non-American the detailed analysis of Hamilton’s Federalist papers which played a major part in defining the constitutional arrangements that define the workings of the government in the States to this day almost persuaded me to give the book up. 558 more words


White Trash. The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. (Isenberg)

I’m not sure why the title has periods; I just noticed that. This is, as you may know, one of the books that is somehow supposed to explain the fiasco that was our most recent Presidential election. 157 more words


Theodosia Is Calling

From time to time, I will mention a current book I am reading, especially if I am enjoying it, and recomend it to my “tribe.” 142 more words