Happy Independence Day America!

It’s that time of year again – when we in the United States celebrate those men who committed (in the immortal words of Nicholas Cage) high treason against the King of England.  In their honor, in honor of the fourth and in lieu of the ubiquitous fireworks image –  here are 4 non-fiction books about the Great Republic that have lingered on my TBR pile despite the fact that I’ve been dying to read them.  (International Lit, you are a harsh mistress!).  Click on the covers to find out more.

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News Flash! The Founding Gardeners: How the Revolutionary Generation Created an American Eden by Andrea Wulf

@AAKnopf Alfred A. Knopf Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison were dirt-under-the-fingernails gardeners says Andrea Wulf: http://ow.ly/4VD0w
This tweet just made my day.  I reviewed (and adored) Andrea Wulf’s book Brother Gardeners: Botany Empire and the Birth of Obsession in 2009.  She hinted in interviews 3 years ago that she was working on a new book –  about the gardening habits of the American Founding Fathers.  The Founding Gardeners:  How the Revolutionary Generation Created an American Eden is the book she promised.  And I’m very excited to see that it’s finally here!

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