Don't Know Much

Who Said It? (July 2019)

The history of our Revolution will be one continued lie from one end to the other...

John Adams, in a letter written to Fellow Founder Dr. Benjamin Rush in 1790.

John Adams, Second POTUS , official portrit (Source White House Historical Association)

The history of our Revolution will be one continued lie from one end to the other. The essence of the whole will be that Dr. Franklin’s electrical rod smote the earth and out sprang General Washington. That Franklin electrified him with his rod –and thenceforward these two conducted all the policies, negotiations, legislatures, and war.

Biography of John Adams from Adams National Historical Park (National Parks Service)

Don’t Know Much About® History: Anniversary Edition

The Latest From My Blog

How the Civil War Created Thanksgiving

How the Civil War Created Thanksgiving-a New York Times Op-Ed

Read More

Two for Thanksgiving: Real First Pilgrims & Holiday’s History

My Thanksgiving tradition. Two articles about the holiday that I wrote for the New York Times.

Read More