EP299: Origin of the Phrase "In a Nutshell" as well as other Everyday Sayings, The Woman Who Sneaked Into George Washington's Army and The Dignity of the Individual Human Being
On this episode of Our American Stories, Andrew Thompson shares another slice from his ultimate guide to understanding these baffling mini mysteries of the English language. Marilyn Komechak, author of Deborah Sampson: The Girl Who Went to War, tells us the story of Deborah Sampson and how she became a hero of the American Revolution when she disguised herself as a man and joined the Patriot forces. Christopher Donahue shares how his family's business, Federal Investors, came to be.
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00:00 - Origin of the Phrase "In a Nutshell" as well as other Everyday Sayings
12:30 - The Woman Who Sneaked Into George Washington's Army
25:00 - The Dignity of the Individual Human Being - A Business Run by a Family Man
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