We Hold These Truths...: And Other Words That Made America written by Paul Aron in association with Colonial Williamsburg
About the Book
In this interesting and entertaining collection of 50 historically powerful quotes, author Paul Aron shares the real story behind some of our nation's most legendary words and explores why they still inspire us today. Learn why Patrick Henry may never have said "If this be treason, make the most of it" and Paul Revere never said "the British are coming." Learn where Benjamin Franklin found his "Poor Richard" proverbs and Thomas Jefferson his "self-evident" truths. Discover who changed the Preamble of the Constitution from "We the States" to "We the People" and how George Washington's "I can't tell a lie" spread throughout the land.
- 242 pages
- Published November 2008
About the author
Paul Aron is the senior editor at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.