We Hold These Truths. . .: And Other Words that Made America

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We Hold These Truths. . . . presents 54 historically powerful quotes from the country's founders and founding documents and provides rich narratives that highlight their astounding, and generally unknown, origins.

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Paul Aron is a senior editor and writer for Colonial Williamsburg. He is the author of several books, including Unsolved Mysteries of American History, Unsolved Mysteries of History, More Unsolved Mysteries of American History, and Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot? .

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How Thomas Jefferson reluctantly yet speedily composed the Declaration of Independence, that Paul Revere never said, “The British are coming,” and that George Washington did not cut down the cherry tree are just a few of the examples here of historic stories that probably aren’t true. There are 54 quotes that Aron scrutinizes, seeking the real stories behind them. The book covers 200 years of early American history and describes quotes from the nation’s founders and their documents. So, here we have Benjamin Franklin’s “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.” Or William Prescott’s “Don’t fire ’till you see the whites of their eyes.” Aron points out that these are some of the words that changed the course of history. We Hold These Truths is a skillful, ingenious work that is entertaining to read. --George Cohen

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