Happy President’s Day

1776

“The year 1776, celebrated as the birth year of the nation and for the signing of the Declaration of Independence, was for those who carried the fight for independence forward a year of all-too-few victories, of sustained suffering, disease, hunger, desertion, cowardice, disillusionment, defeat, terrible discouragement, and fear, as they would never forget, but also of phenomenal courage and bedrock devotion to country, and that, too they would never forget.”

― David McCullough, 1776

I am reading “1776” by David McCullough, and loving it!  Learning lots about General Washington that I never knew before.  McCullough is a tremendous historian and his books are so well researched (with pages and pages of bibliography!)

McCullough

“History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are. ”    ~ David McCullough

 

It was a day and age that saw no reason why one could not learn whatever was required – learn vitally anything – by the close study of books.”
― David McCullough, 1776
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About Theresa

I live in an old farmhouse in upstate New York (no, *not* the big city!) in the country with my family, two dogs, two calves, and two horses. I love to cross stitch, quilt, read, and look at needlework blogs :) and I love coffee *and* tea!
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One Response to Happy President’s Day

  1. Love this book (actually own it) and anything by this author.

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