Oh, the treasures found in the actual first account words of authors. The finest history lessons blossom in reading the actual words of a person of historical importance. Historians can write their interpretation of facts, but only living, breathing people who actually lived through history can give a first account of what they thought, saw, wanted, felt and motivated their actions. An author can always lie to himself and his audience to say what sounds good and tickles the ears of readers, but few ancient writers/authors had the financial ability nor the endless hours of empty time to pen false words.
This week I accumulated several gems at very nice thrift store prices. My list of books I hope to educate myself with so I can be an informed writer with first account facts: (Treasure Quote listed in Green)
- The President of The United States by Woodrow Wilson on Constitutional Government in the US in 1908
"Living political constitutions must be Darwinian in structure and in practiced"
- Masters of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover in 1958
"Be alert. America's best defense lies in the alertness of its patriotic citizens."