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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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1776 by David McCullough
1776

EndoBrendo, January 24, 2010

McCullough gives us the straight dope about Washington, including his mistake in trying to save New York from the British even though America hadn't any naval power -- a futile proposition, as his generals told him when they first arrived after Washington's victory in Boston. Washington appears in this book as a real person, not the flawless hero he's been enshrined as in popular history, and it makes the narrative all the better.
My only regret is that the book wasn't longer -- you'll feel the same way.
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