Education: Self-taught Historian

At school I was given a good course in ancient Greek history, in Roman history . . . and in English history.. . . In college there was an excellent course on modern European history. . . . But of American history . . . in school and college there was not one page.

It was after I graduated from college that I heard of the expedition of George Rogers Clark in a political speech. . . .

This confession appeared last week in the foreword to a slim volume titled The American Revolution and Its...

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