5 Awesome Books about Women in the American Revolution


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Last, but surely not least, I want to round out the 4th of July celebrations with some awesome women! However, most of these books are historical fiction. Don’t be too sad, my friends there is one nonfiction book among these women kicking butt and taking names historical fictions!

July 5, 2017

6 Books about America’s Great Writer: Thomas Jefferson


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Story time! A few  years ago, my family went to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson famous homestead. Since the trip if you mention his name to my mother, she will eloquently tell anyone she can about the Hemings family, and Jefferson’s pitfalls as a father. I’m sure she isn’t the only one. If you check out the […]

July 5, 2017

7 Kick-Ass Books about The Founding Mothers and their Daughters


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7 Kick-Ass Books about the Founding Mothers and their Daughters While the Founding Fathers are frequently celebrated on the 4th of July, I would like to take a portion of the day to celebrate the Founding Mothers and their daughters. For the most part, American culture tie these women to the men they were married […]

July 4, 2017

Party for Two: 6 Books about George Washington and John Adams


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George Washington and John Adams have the distinctions of being America’s first and second President. No, Thomas Jefferson was not our second president. It was Mr. Adams. Though, I’m probably sure Jefferson and Adams quarreled over the matter like they did for everything else.  Father George probably just stood there and sighed at them wrestling […]

July 4, 2017

7 Books About America’s Cool Uncle: Lafayette


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Ahh…America’s cool French teenage uncle, how many countries could say that? I’m sure very few countries can and that includes France. By the time of the French Revolution, America’s darling Lafayette was past his teenage years and imprisoned. The French didn’t seem to appreciate his uncle status like America did. Gilbert du Motier, just plain […]

July 3, 2017