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Capt John Smith and New England

  The Sea Mark by Russell M. Layton is a very interesting and revealing book about the little known later life of Capt. John Smith. Most of us have heard or read about Capt John Smith’s association with the ill fated Jamestown colony of 1607. His larger than life exploits with native Americans and Pocahontas […]

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Jon Meacham has once again produced superb biography on one of America’s founding fathers. I learned of Meacham’s skill as a writer and historian from his book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. Jon Meacham’s most recent book, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power is a comprehensive and illuminating biography of one our […]

Ya, It Really is About the Bike!

In the interest of full disclosure – I have been avid cyclist most of my adult life, though without the exploits of Robert Penn. I have raced bicycles as an amateur for more than ten years of an undistinguished results (now retired). Though retired, I still ride over 100 miles a week, year round, just […]