Yankee Doodle Mugsy, while visually stunning, was not a historical text, but a bit of an awkward poetry with a bulldog as the main character.
The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth tells of the text that Thomas Jefferson constructed while excluding references to miracles and the resurrection of Christ. This book also explains the origins and the restoration of the book. Jefferson, who read and could speak multiple languages, made this interlinear and chronological text by cutting and pasting Greek, Latin, French, and English. It is one of the more interesting books I have read, but more from a religious perspective more than a historical one.
Finally, I am glad that Brad Meltzer has released a set of picture books that celebrate the values and lives of historical figures. I would have selected some different people and values, but this one, I am George Washington, is one of the better ones. Meltzer reached into Washington's boyhood and follows him to the presidency. It is an interesting perspective with a thread that correctly ties all of the story together. With this being a picture book, it is understandable that the author skipped over some pertinent events and facts, but I felt like this was a pretty decent telling of the life of the Father of Our Country.
I am continuing to read books about the Revolutionary era, including a volume I won from Mount Vernon, last year, which is taking longer than I would like, as I intersperse other readings between its chapters.