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Old 08-17-2010, 10:41 PM
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Default Re: Aaron Burr... should have been on that list

Originally Posted by Lyle View Post
I think my parents have both of those recent books actually. I'm pretty the Adams book was a Christmas gift from me... so I could get hold of it later to read.
You'll like it. Read his "Truman" also...appreciated Adams more.

Adams gave me joy when he was being shipped as a diplomat to Paris and when they met a heavily armed British Merchantman and they gave chase. The American Captain suggested to Adams that there might be "warm work" and suggested he go below...but later when after a couple cannon shots the British ship struck her colors (surrendered) and the captain found Adams armed and among his marines. Gotta love those founders.

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