Here There Be Books (BL)

I love books with great characters who go on adventures and/or solve mysteries re: invading aliens/vampires/etc. I blog about those books at Here There Be Books!


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Inventing George Washington: America's Founder, in Myth and Memory

Inventing George Washington: America's Founder, in Myth and Memory - Edward G. Lengel My favorite thing about Mr Lengel’s book is how he traces political and ideological changes throughout society, and how those changes affected how people viewed Washington. I found it especially interesting how various politicians and the like twist Washington’s character to push their own agenda. For instance: people that want to legalize pot say that Washington grew and smoked marijuana himself (he did not), people that want to push religion even more into government say that Washington was a Christian (no evidence for that), etc. Read the rest of my review at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog!

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