Do *you* know the events behind this painting?
You may recognize it as George Washington crossing the Delaware River. But when did he cross the river? And why?
Historical illiteracy is a shame, for not only is understanding our history vital to knowing who we are, but learning this history is incredibly satisfying.
I just finished David McCullough's latest, 1776. Since I'm a fairly avid reader of history, I didn't learn much in the book that I didn't know already. Yet, I still recommend it highly.
Not because it's definitive, nor because it's academically rigorous-- I recommend it because it's damn good reading.
Continue reading "The Greatness Of History."