Monthly Archives: December 2013

Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch

Marilyn Monroe is dead for some fifty years now.  She was thirty-six.  She will never grow old.  She is a legend, and in the United States, we treasure our legends far more than we treasure our substance.  Her associated paraphernalia … Continue reading

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Bess Truman: The Family Secret

Few First Ladies hated the position more than Bess Truman. Bess Truman becomes First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s example was daunting enough for anyone, but for Bess Wallace Truman, all she wanted was to go in a completely different direction:  Back … Continue reading

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Edith Wilson, The Merry Widow Galt

At forty-two years old, Edith Bolling Galt embarked on a surprising role on the national scene.  Miss Bolling The Bollings are an old old Virginia family, dating back to Pocahontas.  Edith, the seventh of nine children, was born in 1872, … Continue reading

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Mary Lincoln’s Last Love: Lewis Baker

The widow of Abraham Lincoln was a pathetically lonely woman, with no one to love and no one to love her. Mary Lincoln: The Lonely First Lady Despite a large family of siblings-and-halves, by her own admission, Mary Todd Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Friendship Between Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover

In April, 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt had died suddenly, and Vice President-now-President Harry S Truman, by his own admission, felt like the moon, stars and all the planets had fallen on him. Harry Truman Makes A Friend  Only days after … Continue reading

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