Monthly Archives: January 2016

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: A Book Review

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates has been sitting on the Best Seller list for several weeks now, and hooray! It does exactly what it wants to accomplish: interest the reader in an informative-but-not-didactic manner, and prove the point that … Continue reading

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Abigail Fillmore and the White House Library

Abigail Fillmore is one of those early First Ladies who has faded into oblivion. She needs to be re-explored. Miss Powers, Teacher Abigail Powers (1798-1852) was only two when her father died. She later claimed to have inherited two important … Continue reading

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TR and the White House Gang

When Theodore Roosevelt became President in 1901, he brought his wife and six kids – the largest group of youngsters in the White House. The Young Roosevelts At 42, Theodore Roosevelt was our youngest president, and not surprisingly, his family … Continue reading

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Mary Lincoln’s Old Clothes

The close but unlikely friendship between Mary Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley would be permanently shattered by what Mrs. Lincoln would consider a gross betrayal. It was not intended as such. Mrs. Lincoln’s Debts When Mary Lincoln was First Lady, merchants … Continue reading

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