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What happened on Lewis and Clark Expedition December 04, 1804.

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What happened on Lewis and Clark Expedition December 03, 1804.

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Review: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read Mr. Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs” and enjoyed his writing style. I noticed he had written a bio of Benjamin Franklin. Being interested in American history I took the plunge. A long volume but very interesting. The author’s style made the book a relatively easy read. George Washington is considered the Father of Our Country. After reading about Mr. Franklin’s life, I consider Franklin as the country’s true Father. Benjamin was an intellect, a rascal and a shrewd negotiator. He was the only man to sign all four documents that ended up creating the United States of America. As also noted in David McCullough’s 2002 Pulitzer Prize winning book “John Adams”, the true date of our declaration of independence is reconfirmed. A book that should be “recommended reading” at any level of American History class.

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Review: Dissolution

Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Recommended by an old friend. Another of the historical mysteries I enjoy. A hideous crime investigated by a hunchback lawyer. His search for the criminal is nicely entwined with Cromwell’s ruthless dissolution of the monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII. Informative quick history lesson. Will check out the other stories in the series.

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1906 San Francisco earthquake – Qwiki

A little bit of history.

Forty Years Ago, Three Amazing Days

Three days, forty years ago, that influenced my life… 31 December 1970 Paul McCartney files suit for the dissolution of The Beatles. 1 January 1971 Nebraska Cornhuskers win their first National Football Championship. 2 January 1971 Our wedding day. Three amazing days in history.

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