Monthly Archives: June 2015

President Garfield’s Train

 James A. Garfield, President for barely six months, was dying from an assassin’s bullet. Garfield: The Long Hot Summer The summer of 1881 had been one of the hottest ever remembered by Washingtonians. The temperatures soared over 90 degrees practically … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt Looks In The Pot

Eleanor Roosevelt had a decade of social and political activity when her husband became New York Governor in 1928. But she still had lessons to learn. Eleanor Roosevelt: The Wilderness Years Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), born to an aristocratic New York … Continue reading

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Hillary Rodham Clinton: On the Couch

A book review. Dr. Alma Bond has done it again, penning another psychological (sort of) look at a prominent woman. This time, it is Hillary Clinton, a living person, and as such, treated with kid gloves. The Device Dr. Bond … Continue reading

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Kate Sprague and Roscoe Conkling: Beauty and the Boss

Some of the juiciest gossip post-Civil War centered around NY Senator Roscoe Conkling and Kate Chase Sprague. Both were married, and the liaison was the stuff of scandal! The Beauty Kate Chase Sprague (1840-1899) was one of the best known … Continue reading

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Mrs. Hoover’s Bad Habit: The “Surprise Supreme”

 Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover started their marriage in China – with six servants.   They didn’t need them, but it was customary – in China. The Mining Engineer Both Herbert Hoover and Lou Henry were graduates of Stanford University, and … Continue reading

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