Tag Archives: Founding Brothers

Happy Birthday to Sharon’s Dead Boyfriend, George Washington

… who was born on this day in 1732. Thomas Jefferson on George Washington: The moderation and virtue of a single character probably prevented this Revolution from being closed, as most others have been, by a subversion of that liberty … Continue reading

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The Books: “Founding Brothers” (Joseph Ellis)

And here is my next excerpt of the day from my library. Next book in my American history section is the marvelous Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph Ellis. 7 guys: Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Jefferson, Adams, Washington, Madison, Franklin … Continue reading

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Today in history: Sept. 18, 1793

Not only is today my sister Jean Grania’s birthday (yes, she was named for the female pirate Gráinne Ni Mhaille, our most illustrious ancestor) – but today is also the day that George Washington laid the cornerstone for the US … Continue reading

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7 guys, 6 episodes

I am reading a very good book right now which I wanted to recommend. Actually, I think one of you recommended it to me a while back – forgive me that I don’t remember who! It’s called Founding Brothers: The … Continue reading

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