Join Tom Hand, author and creator of Americana Corner, for a virtual presentation as he discusses his new book, An American Triumph: America’s Founding Era through the Lives of Ben Franklin, George Washington, and John Adams. Mr. Hand will be joined by moderator Dr. Alexi Garrett, assistant professor of history at Saint Michael’s College.
Mr. Hand created Americana Corner in 2020 to share informative stories of the momentous events, significant documents and influential leaders that helped create and shape our country. Through compelling articles and captivating videos, Tom hopes to rekindle a spirit of patriotism in his fellow Americans, and remind them of our nation’s incredible past and why our founding era still matters today.
About the book:
An American Triumph masterfully blends the personal experiences and historic milestones of these three Founding Fathers into an engaging narrative written for the everyday American. Through a collection of captivating stories from Ben Franklin’s birth in 1706 to the passing of John Adams on July 4, 1826, An American Triumph focuses on the momentous events where Franklin, Washington, and Adams played a vital role.
Several “why it matters” sidebars as well as vignettes on other influential persons, impactful occasions and significant documents provide a broader view of America’s creation and inform readers of often overlooked but still noteworthy topics. These stories, along with 130 historical images and a dozen beautifully detailed maps, help make An American Triumph both educational and entertaining, leading to a deeper appreciation of our nation’s founding generation and inspiring a greater sense of love of country.
This event is FREE and will be streamed on Red Hill’s Youtube and Facebook pages. Links will be emailed to you after registering.
This event is made possible by funding from Virginia Humanities.