Monthly Archives: September 2014

John Adams and The Validation of America

March 4, 1797 is one of those barely recognized dates – but it is a pivotal one. The Lonely Inaugural of John Adams Inaugurals today are times of celebration: parades, parties, balls. People come from all over the globe to … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

The trick question is “what was Eleanor Roosevelt’s maiden name?” It was Roosevelt. She was Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt: Poor Little Rich Girl Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was a patrician-born New Yorker. Her father was Theodore’s brother Elliott, … Continue reading

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The Three Major Inventions of Garfield’s Assassination

The Industrial Age was at its height when Garfield was assassinated in 1881.  Inventive minds were at work! The President Is Shot President James A. Garfield (1831-1881) was a robust, athletic man of forty-nine when an assassin pumped two bullets … Continue reading

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Mary Lincoln: The Tragedy of Time

A thought. Mary spent seventeen years as the Widow Lincoln. Mary Lincoln: Choices of Tragedy Millions of words have been spent on Mary Lincoln, her various tragedies, her various ailments and the peculiarities of her personality and disposition in general. … Continue reading

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Elliott Roosevelt: Theodore’s Brother, Eleanor’s Father.

Elliott Roosevelt is a sad footnote in history. His brother and his daughter are immortal. TR’s Younger Brother Elliott Roosevelt (1860-1894) was less than two years younger than his brother Theodore, sandwiched between two sisters in a prominent and well-to-do … Continue reading

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