According to the author: “This is not exactly a book about history, or about teaching and learning methodologies, or educational theory and practice, or museum operations, or politics or revolution or the future. It’s about all of these things, and more, because it’s a book about people . . . It is supposedly about my experiences as a museum tour guide, but is really about what more than six decades of studying history with a purpose have taught me.”
About the Author
A resident of Williamsburg since entering the College of William and Mary in 1958, Bill Bryant is a native Virginian whose earliest American ancestors (he learned while writing this book) arrived at Jamestown in 1616 on the ship which then transported Pocahontas to England.
An avid student of history and current events since early youth and a former newspaper journalist, he has devoted more than four decades to public service through civic activism and writing, seeking to contribute to the progress of the American Revolution. His interests have ranged from preschool literacy to inner-city education to advanced space development, from corporate pig farming to nuclear power safety, from human relations to responsible community growth management.
In 1999, he became a teacher at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, where he has taught more than 2,450 groups -- very approximately 65,000 people, from every state in the Union and scores of other nations, people from virtually every walk of life, from all along the spectrum of political and religious and economic and social experience.