The return of George Washington, 1787

David Hackett Fischer’s extraordinary Washington’s Crossing tells the story of how George Washington turned a rag-tag group of untrained guerrilla fighters into the Continental Army and then led it to the defeat of the strongest army in the world, establishing … Continue reading

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”

On this day 237 years ago, September 22, 1776, American patriot Nathan Hale was hanged on the order of British General William Howe, at a spot near where Central Park is today in New York City.  As a British soldier … Continue reading

Quote of the Day — George Washington on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence. … Every corner of this land knows firearms, and more than 99 99/100 percent of them by their silence indicate … Continue reading