Revolutionary Summer

b00a5mrg6e-01-lBook #3: Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence , Joseph J. Ellis

The summer of 1776 was perhaps the most important summer in American history.  In it, the colonies declared independence in the chambers of the Continental Congress and on the battlefield.  In this masterful recounting of our founding summer, Joseph Ellis interweaves the political and military events that established the United States as a new nation.  He describes the key characters and illuminates the interactions between Great Britain and the US colonies.  This book is an absolute must read for anyone interested in early American History.

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The 10% Entrepreneur

512yyp-6fhlBook #2: The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job, Patrick J. McGinnis

Have you ever dreamed of creating your own startup, owning your own company or working for yourself?  There are many enticing aspects of being an entrepreneur.  But the cold, hard reality is that entrepreneurship is a high-risk, time intense and exhausting proposition with a low success rate relative to traditional employment.  But there is hope for those with the drive for freedom and independence.  In this book, Patrick McGinnis discusses the idea of setting aside 10% of your time and finances to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors in order to minimize the risk and contain the costs.  He lays out a roadmap for achieving your dreams.  It is a fascinating read.

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