Whether you live in the United States or not, Thanksgiving Day is a good day to take a moment to give thanks for all the good people and things in your life, and for me that’s good health, great family and friends, a safe and happy home, and of course…. books!
How, how was I not forced to read this book in High School History or Civics, not to mention University American History??? Apparently the work was a huge driving force behind the creation of the Declaration of Independence. It’s not even some super-long tome — it’s a long pamphlet! If you are a U.S. citizen, and have not read this, go ahead and do so — it’s very enlightening, and will definitely give you more Revolutionary history street cred.
NOT TO MENTION, THOMAS PAINE LOVES SOME ALL CAPS! It’s pretty amusing actually — I’ve read my fair share of books from the 1700 and 1800’s and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone use all caps. He may have influenced e-mail and chat room shouters everywhere. Yay?
So give thanks, DONT SHOUT (unless you are fighting tyranny), and have a lovely Thanksgiving Thursday!
(Not) Time for a Coffee (it’s 11PM after all),