July 4th, 2007

Minutemen ready on the move

Georges

Yesterday it occurred to me that the book I'm reading currently is a perfect July 4th book. It's called The Two Georges and it centers around an alternate history where the US never had revolutionary war. Instead of imposing all sorts of unpopular taxes, George Washington and a delegation of colonist negotiated a union.
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Anyway, it's making me glad to be an American in an independent country, even with the hasty lifestyle we lead. The social structure in this book is highly stratified, following the evolution of the British class system. I'm loving the book, though, even the tension between my desire to support the protagonist and an underlying desire to see the Sons of Liberty firmly destroy the union. (not that I think they can using their methods.)