I don’t know where it came from, but last week I received a complimentary copy of American Revelations, a book that reviews ten great cornerstones of the American experience and American ideals.
I was pleasantly surprised that this was not, as I had feared, simply another in a series of jingoistic agitprop pieces that show up at my doorstep every 3-4 months, but rather an interesting examination of some of the ideas that made this country what it is. My personal favorite was the section on George C. Marshall and the Marshall Plan, as anything involving WWII immediately catches my eye, but there is something in here for everyone.
Just in case you need somethign to read. Up next for me is Orr Kelly’s Meeting the Fox, about the WWII campaign in Africa.