I really wouldn't consider myself a history buff. Don't get me wrong; I love history. Love to read it, watch it, sink into the fascination of a time long since gone, yet still making an exceptional impact on our present. But I haven't read enough yet, may never read enough, to count myself among the History Elite.
Be that as it may.
I have read the above selections, and let me tell you, if you're looking to brush up on American history and those who left their mark upon this young country like no others before or after them, do yourself a favor and add these to your reading list. They'll stay on your Keeper Shelf forever. In the very least, you'll be able to keep up with your kids as they're going through school.
Happy Independence Day, Americans. Let Freedom Ring.
Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,