Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Sometimes, "history" is kind of immediate

And now I'm packing the antique books case (the secretary with closed doors in the living room). And I find our copy of The History of the United States.

Inscribed by John LaGrange, Jane's father's ancestor and namesake.

In 1824.

Rather neat stuff -- while the first half of the book is the ur-history of the country starting in 1492, the second half is basically the story of the Revolution and its aftermath, written while it was still living memory.

Yes, unicornpearlz, you can take a look at it sometime. (Carefully: it's in good shape for its age, but...)

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