Empire of Liberty: El Caballero de la Libertad

Excerpt from Hernán Álvarez’s “Los Grandes Americanos”, University of Bogotá Press, 2009. Chapter VII: Francisco de Miranda Francisco de Miranda stands alongside George Washington, Guy Carleton, Thomas Jefferson and Toussaint L’Ouverture among the historical giants of the Enlightenment Revolutions that occurred throughout the late 18th century into the early 19th. An idealist with dreams of … More Empire of Liberty: El Caballero de la Libertad

Empire of Liberty: The Rise of Pitt the Younger

“Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom.” -William Pitt the Elder Except from John Bell’s “Portraits of Leadership: Histories of the Leaders and Rulers of the Commonwealth, Oxford University Press, 1992. “Born as the second son to the former Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder, William Pitt the younger is remembered … More Empire of Liberty: The Rise of Pitt the Younger

Empire of Liberty: The Lion Is Humbled

Previous Chapter: The World at War “Oh God! It’s all over!” ~ Lord Frederick North upon hearing about the capture of Savannah Excerpt from Douglas Oswald’s “Annotated History of the American Revolution”, University of Michigan Press, 1932. The surrender of General Howe in New York, Campbell in Montreal, and the alliance between the French, Spanish … More Empire of Liberty: The Lion Is Humbled

Empire of Liberty: The Times That Try Men’s Souls

Previous Chapter: The Winds of War “The die is cast; the colonies must either submit or triumph. We must not retreat.” ~ King George III Excerpt from Thomas Paine’s “The American Crisis”, Federalistpapers.org, 2016. “These are the time’s that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from … More Empire of Liberty: The Times That Try Men’s Souls

Empire of Liberty: The Spirit Of ’76

Previous Chapter: One if by Land, Two if by Teleporter “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” ~ United States Declaration of Independence Excerpt from Douglas Oswald’s “Annotated … More Empire of Liberty: The Spirit Of ’76

Empire of Liberty: Summer Soldier And The Cross-Time Patriot

George Washington was quietly clearing some land on his estate. There was still a cold chill in the March air but winter for the most part was in its last stages, it was time to prepare for planting again and as always that started with clearing land of winter debris. Washington was evaluating a particularly nasty … More Empire of Liberty: Summer Soldier And The Cross-Time Patriot