Posted by: Susan | May 10, 2010

Still The Best Country in The World (sorry, Obama)

I’m dusting off my sadly neglected blog to urge you to tune in to The History Channel’s series “America The Story of Us.”  If American history had been taught like this in school, I might not have slept through it.  Told in 12 one-hour easily digestible bites, it’s highly entertaining and immensely informative.  Did you know that one of the reasons George Washington was successful in the Revolutionary War was because of his spy network?  And that he appointed a gay Baron from Prussia to train his rag-tag and dispirited troops at Valley Forge?  Or that a single shot by a sharpshooter may have turned the tide in the war over to the Americans?

Stunningly beautiful photography, dramatic reenactments of key moments, and commentary by leading historians as well as the likes of Colin Powell, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Douglas, Tom Brokaw, and Donald Trump, it is “an intensive look at the people, places and things that have shaped our nation, and the tough and thrilling adventure that is America’s 400-year history.”  You will gain an ever deeper appreciation of the hardships and difficulties our forefathers (and mothers!) endured to shape our nation.

It’s on Sunday nights at 9:00 but the episodes are repeated throughout the week as well as available on the website.   I find this series particularly compelling given where we are politically in our history and would love to know what you think!

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  1. thanks for the heads up. I’ll check it out and pass it on.


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