The General’s Cook by Ramin Ganeshram tells the true story the George Washington’s head cook, Hercules, in Philadelphia during the first presidency. Hercules is a complex and formidable figure, […]
View my review article on Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson is a YA novel detailing Philadelphia’s 1793 Yellow Fever epidemic. Being in Philadelphia, I have heard about this particular epidemic…every time I walk past Washington […]
I finally went up to Cliveden house/Chew Mansion where the Battle of Germantown was fought. For more info on the battle, see my previous post here.
Amazon blurb: Everyone knows Benedict Arnold—the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British—as history’s most notorious turncoat. Many know Arnold’s co-conspirator, Major John André, who was […]
I had time to kill before my dentist appointment today, so I took a little impromptu detour over to the Shippen-Wistar House. The Shippen-Wistar House in Philadelphia. Yes, it was […]
I wanted to publish a list of on-going sources I have used in my research. I know I’m probably missing a lot (namely the random things I look up and […]