Monday, December 01, 2008

Ira Stoll on Samuel Adams: A Life

Here's a link to a recent interview with Ira Stoll, discussing Samuel Adams: A Life:
It's pretty likely that if Samuel Adams hadn't existed at the time he did, America would have ended up more like Canada, sort of existing in the extended orbit of the British Empire for a much longer period of time and only gradually drifing away.

Although I haven't read Mr. Stoll's book, I can heartily recommend Pauline Maier's The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams.

The picture is, I believe, by Samantha B., a student at Bresnahan Elementary School, Newburyport, Massachusetts. Excellent!

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