Tag Archives: George Washington

George Washington’s Secret Six

George Washington’s Secret Six© 2013 Brian Kilmead257 pages Wars are not won by soldiers alone. In the shadows are those silently gathering information, sometimes at great risks to themselves,  to give the nation’s leaders an edge over the foe — … Continue reading

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His Excellency

His Excellency: George Washington © 2005 Joseph Ellis 352 pages Most of the Founding Fathers are exalted, but not quite divine. They are icons not without blemish: John Adams had his temper,   Benjamin Franklin his shameless lechery. But George … Continue reading

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This Week at the Library (24/9)

Books this Update: Rules of Civility, George Washington Foundation’s Edge, Isaac Asimov Holidays on Ice, David Sedaris The Leopard, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations, Al Franken I began this week with … Continue reading

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This Week at the Library (28/2)

The History of the S.S. (G.S. Grabel)Washington’s Secret War (Thomas Fleming)The Trial of Madame Caillaux (Edward Berenson)Thomas Jefferson: Author of America. (Christopher Hitchens)How Few Remain (Harry Turtledove)Naturalist (E. O. Wilson)The Great War: American Front (Harry Turtledove) The first book I … Continue reading

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