Tag Archives: American History

How to Remember the Alamo.

It reads almost like a folk tale. In March of 1836, a few hundred men huddled in a roofless fort, fighting to the death in a quixotic battle against two thousand Mexican soldiers commanded by the autocratic and ruthless General … Continue reading

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Five for the Fourth

Five great books to put the fireworks in your Fourth of July celebration: 1. 1776 by David McCullough So good I’ve read it twice! 1776 is an exciting and thorough survey of that most seminal year in our country’s history. … Continue reading

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Battle Plan: Four Things to Know Before Visiting Gettysburg

A brief but fierce thunderstorm broke overhead as we neared Gettysburg, bringing to mind the sound of cannon fire and cataclysm. This was a long-envisioned visit for me and the CE, both of us having fallen a little ways down the rabbit … Continue reading

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