'The Beginning of the War of ...'
Poking around Amazon.com, I stumbled upon Arthur Bernon Tourtellot's 'Lexington and Concord: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution.'
I never heard of it. I never heard of Arthur Bernon Tourtellot either. Anyone know anything about the book? I'm going to buy it, I think. ... More about Arthur Bernon Tourtellot here.
... I like to think I know more than the average person about Lexington and Concord. I once wrote a screenplay about the battle, scribbling away at home with visions of Stephen Spielberg begging me for the movie rights. Until friends read the script. It was pretty bad. But I had fun researching and writing it. So I'm surprised I haven't heard of Tourtellot's book before. ... Two Hub Blog-recommended books on the subject: David Hackett Fischer's 'Paul Revere's Ride'
and Allen French's 'The Day of Concord and Lexington.'
... P.S. - Shifting historical gears, I was poking around Amazon trying to find Andy Kessler's 'How We Got Here.'
I was impressed with his WSJ op-ed
yesterday on how Wall Street ultimately created the subprime mess. No, it wasn't irresponsible poor people getting in over their heads. They never would have gotten the loans if the financial world hadn't backed, pitched and provided the loans. ... (HT to Reader No. 1 for the Kessler op-ed.) ...