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Finally some mainstream truth-telling about Hamilton

Whenever Broadway has a new show that isn’t derived from an Eighties movie or any other decade, I’m thrilled. It is hard to get an original idea to take off in any media these days because too many accountants are … Continue reading

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John Adams: A Life by John Ferling

Before reading this biography, I was like most Americans when it came to their knowledge of John Adams: Second president. First one-termer. First vice president. Pretty short guy, even for the era. His presidency was a bit of a mess … Continue reading

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Washington: a Life by Ron Chernow

My first book on a Quixotic Quest to read up on all 44 presidents. Since I read David McCullough’s opus on Harry Truman 20 years ago I have two down and 42 to go. I figure William Harrison and James Garfield will … Continue reading

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