Monthly Archives: February 2016

John Quincy Adams: When The People Cheered

John Quincy Adams was a brilliant man of many substantive accomplishments. Popularity was not one of them. JQA: A Spectacular Upbringing By the time John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was twenty-one, he was arguably the most cosmopolitan man of his generation … Continue reading

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The Invalid FLOTUS: Ida McKinley

Ida Saxton: Pampered Child Ida Saxton (1847-1907) was the eldest of three children born to James and Catherine Saxton of Canton, Ohio. Saxton was the town banker, lived in a fine house, and enjoyed a reputation as one of the … Continue reading

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How the Sheep Helped Win the War

It is not the usual purpose of this blog site to review children’s books, particularly a children’s book geared to first or second graders, but this one, First Lady Edith Wilson and HOW THE SHEEP HELPED WIN THE WAR, by … Continue reading

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Measuring George Washington

After the American Revolution ended, the State of Virginia wanted to honor its most renowned son with a commemorative statue. Finding A Worthy Artist Fine art and fine artists were a rarity in Colonial America, perhaps because people were more … Continue reading

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The Short Sweet Life of Willie Lincoln

  Despite the fact that Willie Lincoln died before his 12th birthday, he was arguably the happiest of the Lincoln family. Willie Lincoln in Springfield, IL William Wallace Lincoln (1850-1862) was named for his uncle-by-marriage. Dr. William Wallace, married to … Continue reading

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