A Patriotic Pick: June 2021
- June 11, 2021
Enjoy this Grateful American™ reading recommendation!
- The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne B. Freeman. This vivid account of the fisticuffs — from slugfests and canings to a fatal duel — that once played out on the floor of the Capitol ably captures the tensions (often related to the issue of slavery) that pulsed through the U.S. government long before shots were fired at Fort Sumter.
Each year, the Grateful American™ Foundation, through its Book Prize, honors excellence in children’s historical nonfiction and fiction focused on the people and events that have shaped the U.S. since its birth. To learn more about the prize, click here.