November 25, 2005

The Weekend Read

In between entertaining various inlaws, playing serious games of Monopoly with the kids (last night team LLamabutcher---as always, playing with the Top Hat---reigned victorious over assorted competitors: nothing is quite as much fun as whupping one's father-in-law in a game of Monopoly), the weekend read around here is

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Fintan O'Toole's White Savage: William Johnson and the Invention of America.

Johnson was a critical figure in colonial America as the Indian agent of the British to the Iroquois Confederacy. Review to follow. I'm sure Robbo would love it as it's rife with the politics of the British Empire in America just before its fall; that is Robbo would like it except for the "just before its fall" part....

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