Cumberland House has brought back some classic works in their American Statesman Series. Originally published in the late 1800's, these biographies are wonderful reads, full of rich language.
The first in the series is George Washington's biography, written by Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924), published in 1889. This paperback is almost 500 pages and looks at the life of a man who earned the honorific title of "Father of our Country". This is a deep look into the life of George Washington, his numerous contributions in his service to our country.
"According to many historians, the most remarkable event during America's founding era did not take place on battlefields, during the course of the great constitutional debates, or in the midst of diplomatic negotiations with European powers. It occurred instead when the field commander of the Continental army, George Washington, surrendered his commission to congressional authorities at Annapolis in a humble demonstration of what it means to be a leader who serves the nation instead of himself."
This is an excellent biography, and gives great understanding of the foundation of our country, and the very humble, interesting man who helped form it.
The second in this series is Thomas Jefferson's biography, written by John T. Morse, published in 1898. This paperback is over 200 pages that examines the life of Jefferson, and of the ideals that our Founding Fathers held dear, that our country was founded on! An interesting read, that reminds us of how God has truly blessed America.
Jefferson was a very interesting, driven, complex man, who filled many positions in our history! Jefferson served in the Virginia House of Burgesses and Continental Congress. He became the governor of Virginia, Secretary of State under George Washington, Vice President under John Adams, an ambassador to the French Court, served two terms as President, authored the Declaration of Independence...and found time to establish the Library of Congress and founded the University of Virginia! I certainly don't recall Jefferson being so interesting when I was taught about him in school!
The American Statesmen Series are wonderful for bringing history to life, and giving us a better understanding of the men who founded this country and its ideals. A welcome addition to any family library! A definite recommendation!