Sunday, July 08, 2007

Benedict Arnold

Just read Benedict Arnold's Navy by James l. Nelson. Interesting. A fairly easy read, as history tomes go. I never really understood that this action even took place, nor how critical to the ultimate success of the revolution it truly was.

Next I am off to Cradle of America-Four Centuries of Virginia History by Peter Wallenstein. We lived in Virginia (Charlottesville/Richmond/Newport News) from 1970 through 1983 and lived just up the road from Yorktown, Jamestown, and Williamsburg and traveled the state in various jobs.
Virginians on the whole tend to be an arrogant lot ("if my grandfather did not know your grandfather, my dear, you are NOT from around here!") but then 4 centuries of history will do that to you. (fom Tom R).

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