Rock and Revolution

One of the more heartening developments of 2009 is that more Americans are recalling the American Revolution.  I hope videos like this, albeit this one is fairly light, will encourage more Americans to read the history of the most successful Revolution in human history, one which is still underway.

A good recent one volume military history of the Revolution is John Ferling’s Almost a Miracle.

The title comes from this quotation from George Washington:

A contemplation of the compleat attainment (at a period earlier than could have been expected) of the object for which we contended against so formidable a power cannot but inspire us with astonishment and gratitude. The disadvantageous circumstances on our part, under which the war was undertaken, can never be forgotten. The singular interpositions of Providence in our feeble condition were such, as could scarcely escape the attention of the most unobserving; while the unparalleled perseverance of the Armies of the U States, through almost every possible suffering and discouragement for the space of eight long years, was little short of a standing miracle.

Published in: on February 7, 2010 at 6:54 am  Comments (1)  
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