Author: historypresent

History Understood in Its Present

Greatest Leaders of the American Revolution You Have Never Heard Of

Originally posted on Emerging Revolutionary War Era:
Part One  When I was completing my graduate degree in American history from George Mason University a few years back, I took on the challenge of trying to examine the motivations of American soldiers during the American Revolutionary War. The basis was to examine, “why they fought” if…

Book Review: Founding Rivals

Chris DeRose, Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, The Bill of Rights, and the Election That Saved a Nation (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2011). Before serving the young United States as President, or as Secretary of State, James Madison and James Monroe each eventually served the new republic in Congress. In the nation’s first election…

Georges Nadon – Spitfire pilot, flew 277 sorties

Originally posted on Aviation Trails:
War creates some remarkable heroes. It makes people perform beyond the limits of normal human endurance; through immense pain and suffering, these heroes are able to perform duties beyond those expected or even believed possible. There were many airmen who carried out these duties with little or no recognition for…