Here at Footnote we enjoy reading about history. Here’s what’s been on our reading table:
- 1776 by David McCullough
- Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
- Don’t Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned by Kenneth C. Davis
Each of these books reveals the history of something we all thought we knew in a fresh way leaving us hungry to learn more.
For example, 1776 tells the dramatic story about the start of the Revolutionary War richly detailed with all of the Colonists missteps, bravery, luck and perseverance.
It was the detail that brought the story to life, a result of tremendous amounts of research.
Inspired, I found myself searching for supporting documents and historic characters on Footnote. For instance, you can find several letters and writings from Nathaniel Greene, Henry Knox, and many others from that era. Jake, our IT guy, created a review of 1776 with some documents he found in the Letters from General George Washington supporting the book.
Because we like to read about history we also encourage people to write about history. And it doesn’t have to be some monumental event.
There is always a story to tell when looking back, whether it be about your own family, a time period, or particular interest you might have.
Try starting a Story Page today and add your footnote to history.