Monthly Archives: March 2015

Young Herbert Hoover’s Best Career Move

The story of Herbert Hoover is a true Horatio Alger story. Poor boy makes good through his own pluck and hard work. And a little bit of help along the way. The Making of an Engineer Herbert Hoover was an … Continue reading

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Chasing Grover Cleveland in 1886

History would come to regard Grover Cleveland as one of our most tight-lipped Presidents. The secrecy surrounding his nuptials would rank high on that list. President Cleveland: Affianced for a Year When Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) was inaugurated in 1885, he … Continue reading

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Civil War Medicine: Dr. Letterman’s System Evolves

Dr. Jonathan Letterman had devised, implemented and had gained success with a well-trained ambulance corps.  Then he turned his attention to medical practices itself. Civil War Doctors and their Equipment By 1860s, medical practice in America had barely evolved since … Continue reading

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FDR Glimpses the Future: 1920

In 1920, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was thirty-eight years old, and the Democratic party’s candidate for Vice President. FDR: A Moderate Career Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) was not a spectacular rise to success by any means. He had a rather spoiled … Continue reading

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