I might be so bold as to recommend this volume. I especially enjoyed excerpts from the letter that George Washington penned to his brother during the French and Indian War attesting to his continued state of still being alive! excerpt from a review: Jane Hampton Cook, has compiled, and edited a unique collection of writings of inspiration and courage. These writings are from the years of the Revolutionary War, a period when a committed group of men and women joined forces in a cause to maintain a freedom to exercise the personal conviction of their faith. Viewpoints expressed by key players of the Revolution are included in this amazing collection of inspiration and challenge. George Washington, Samuel Adams, Nathaniel Greene, Henry Knox, Benjamin Franklin, Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, John Adams, and King George III are among those that bring life to these individual examples of courage, conviction, and commitment. Excerpts taken from original manuscripts, letters and speeches add greatly to the genuineness and authenticity of personal faith exercised in the decisions made during this period.