Tonight I will share with you more of my Historic Book Acquisitions.
I am always on the lookout for books about historic events or people. The first section of the library book sale that I check out is usually the History section.
Patrick Gass was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. I am looking forward to reading this book someday and learning more about the expedition from the view of one of the members.
However as I opened the book I found that it covered 500 years of history starting with King John and the Magna Charta and ending with the Pilgrim migration to Plymouth Plantation.
The book was originally published in 1879. A new edition was published in 1987 in an effort to once again bring notice to events that have been edited out of or minimized in recent History texts.
George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots by Dave R. Palmer was definitely a good acquisition. It is source material for a post that I plan to write in the future on Revolutionary Generals. Recently I have been reading books about George Washington, Benedict Arnold and Nathanael Greene.
I am related to both Benedict Arnold and Nathanael Greene through the same branch of my family. Benedict Arnold and Nathanael Greene were both third cousins of my 6th Great Grandmother Sarah Greene who married Captain John Rhodes.
This book brings back memories of reading Arundel by Kenneth Roberts when I was in high school. They both cover the Battle of Quebec. Kenneth Roberts also wrote Rabble in Arms which covers the Battle of Saratoga in which Benedict Arnold played a major part.
Now to get reading 🙂