Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25 Birthday: Henry Knox

Henry Knox, bookseller, soldier, patriot
July 25, 1750-October 25, 1806

Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot  by Anita Silvey, paintings by Wendell Minor (Clarion Books, 2010)

In sixteen brief chapters, the heroic life of Henry Knox unfolds. From a young bookseller’s assistant, to a teen solider, to a bookstore owner whose customers included Paul Revere, to service in George Washington’s Continental army, Henry completed an important mission toward securing independence for America’s colonies.

Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum will take you on a tour.