Charles Carroll

I just finished reading a biography on Charles Carroll by Bradley J. Birzer The American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll. It was a little dry here and there, but very informative. I recommend it. I had no idea that Carroll was such an influence on young America, I had always assumed (incorrectly) that he was just a player in the wings. Boy, was I wrong!

I also cried at the end. I am a sap. Give me a good description of someone’s death with grande and stirring phrases like “the last of the Romans has passed,” and I am a puddle of tears. I was also on the metro. I am hoping my seat buddy thought I had a severe case of allergies.