Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
"The formal readings [of the Declaration of Independence] concluded, a great mob of cheering, shouting soldiers and townspeople stormed to Bowling Green, where with ropes and bars, they tore down the gilded lead statue of George III. In their fury, the crowd hacked off the sovereign's head, severed the nose, and mounted what remained on a spike."
- David McCullough, 1776 (2005)