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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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via a balanced biography of George Washington.

Good luck with that Duffers.

What AussieD said! Oh by the way David, when you are done with your reading about American history, please hurry on over here and teach it to grade school kids. Too many don't know any and then what they might know is laced with PC nonsense of today as a way to view events and people way back then.

Quite so, AussieD, but I was hoping someone might point me in the right direction!

Rapidly becoming the same 'over here', Whiters.

I posted this on your earlier post about BA:
When I was just a wee lass, my family lived at West Point. I heard real stories about BA - not what you find in the history books. He was a well admired military man, even if he did go to the dark side.

I went to high school in Scotland. The "american colonial uprising" in my history book was probably about 5 sentences. Or a 3 inch paragraph. Put the history of the western hemisphere in perspective compared to what was happening with western civilization elsewhere.

Dear Miss Red, I can't wait to reach the part where those, er, 'Limey' rascals managed to turn him.

https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Edge-Britain-Fight-America-ebook/dp/B00J6YBO1U/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528820078&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=book%2C+An+Empire+on+the+Edge%3A+How+Britain+Came+to+Fight+America+by+Nick+Bunker

The title's actually, "An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America" author Nick Bunker, an Englishman incidentally.

Ought get you started David.

Thanks, JK, that looks like a good start for me.

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