Monthly Archives: October 2013

PURSUIT: A Book Review

Chasing, Capturing and Releasing Confederate President Jefferson Davis is one exciting story! Author Clint Johnson, North Carolinian journalist and re-enactor, does not care for Jeff Davis.  He is entitled.  Biographers and historians should have a point of view, and he … Continue reading

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Monticello and Sagamore Hill: Connected in Essence

Presidential homes usually provide the essence of the men who lived there, but none better than Monticello and Sagamore Hill. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Thomas Jefferson was a Renaissance man of the Enlightenment.  He somehow managed to compress half a dozen … Continue reading

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Jackie O: On the Couch: A Book Review

Inside the Mind and Life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis by Alma H. Bond, PhD The Fascination with Jackie O There have been dozens of books about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The fascination with her has not ceased even though it has … Continue reading

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George Washington, The Marble Man

The public image of the Father of our Country is one of regard, and some believe, awe.  Cool, reserved, aloof, distant – Houdon’s marble man stands in the Rotunda of Virginia’s State House. George Washington: A Cultivated Persona George Washington (1732-99) … Continue reading

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Lincoln vs. Davis: A Paper Debate

For 150 years, historians have evaluated the presidential performance of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.  Historians usually side with the winners, and Lincoln wins in a walk. The Lincoln-Davis’ Experience Qualifications By resume, Jefferson Davis had the huge advantage.  Born … Continue reading

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Charles Julius Guiteau: Garfield’s Assassin

The old history books claim that the assassin of President James A. Garfield was a disgruntled office seeker – but was that really the case? President James Garfield was assassinated in July, 1881, but the trial of Charles Julius Guiteau … Continue reading

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