Peter Moore is a writer, journalist and lecturer. He teaches creative writing at the University of Oxford. His debut, Damn His Blood, reconstructed a rural murder in 1806. His second, The Weather Experiment, a New York Times 'Notable Book of the Year', traced early efforts to forecast the weather. His latest book, Endeavour, was a multiple book of the year and a Sunday Times bestseller. He presents a history podcast called Travels Through Time.
The most famous phrase in American history once looked quite different. 'The preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness' was how Thomas Jefferson put it in the first draft of the Declaration, before the first ampersand was scratched out, ... SEE MORE