Sunday, May 30, 2010


My reading has slipped over the past few weeks, but I am catching up and have just finished a very interesting historical review titled “A NATION RISING, the Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America’s Hidden History” by Kenneth C. Davis. He is a New York Times bestselling author of "America’s Hidden History" and "Don’t Know Much About History."

I salute Davis for his comprehensive research, but repeatedly he draws comparisons with the recent Bush Administration in very negative ways exposing a very liberal Democrat bias, which you may find appropriate or not. Davis covers the trial of Aaron Burr, slavery, frightful racial and religious persecution, and the many untold stories of injustice perpetrated upon the Native American Indians, and he does a thorough job of destroying the reputation of President Andrew Jackson as well.

Clearly African Americans received unjust treatment in their American journey, but they should be thankful they were originally brought to the American shore. What was done by the immigrated white inhabitants to the Native American Indians remains even more troubling. Davis’s work deserves wide reading and exposure because he reveals numerous troubling examples of unjust behavior during the early years of the American experience. Your Commander has read many American history books, and never before heard of most of these well-documented examples of American injustice.


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