Battle flag (cropped) of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie against the British, Sep. 10, 1813.
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- The Unexpected President November 4, 2017The Unexpected President is an aptly named biography of Chester A. Arthur. The oft-used subtitle, The Life and Times of …, is also very fitting. Greenberger gives the reader a clear picture of what life was like in New York in the mid 19th century and highlights several of his subject’s contemporaries in telling Arthur’s story. In fact, the book is as much a […]Martin
- An Incautious Man October 29, 2017The Founders, however admirable, were people with faults and foibles. This might seem obvious, but for many biographers who devote years studying their subjects, it's easy to engage in hero worship without realizing it. Though she is not guilty of this, as a reader it's particularly easy to do when one reads Melanie Randolph Miller's biography […]Martin
- Happy Independence Day! July 3, 2017Today when we commemorate the blessings bequeathed to us by the Founders is a good time to remember that those blessings come with responsibilities. It seems fitting that this should be our annual post on this day.Martin
- The Unexpected President November 4, 2017