When it comes to the Revolutionary era, there’s no better storyteller than best-selling author Tom Fleming. In fact, The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers, is most relevant for our Grateful American™ Series, and one of the books David Bruce Smith and Hope Katz Gibbs focused on during their recent interview with Fleming in his stomping ground of New York City.
The co-hosts of the Grateful American™ TV Show couldn’t have found a better spot to do the interview than the formal dining room of Alexander Hamilton’s home, The Grange. Be sure to check out the TV episode.
In this podcast interview, you’ll find answers to these questions:
- What were the lives of the great figures in American history were really like, including George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison?
- What role did the founding mothers played in the lives of these famous men — such as George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington, who is known to not be a very particularly affectionate woman.
- How do the customs of the 18th century differ from today’s methods, including courting, medicine, and hygiene?
- What makes it so important that their stories live on—especially in the minds of kids?
- And how can parents help their kids develop a passion for history?
- Plus, you’ll learn 3 important ideas about the founding fathers and mothers that your family can talk about tonight at the dinner table.
- Added bonus: Scroll down for 10 fascinating facts about this era.