Tag Archives: US Presidents

101 Presidential Insults: A Book Review:

Author Mike Purdy is a professional political guy: a speaker, podcaster, and frequent contributor/talking head on an A-list of media outlets. He’s pretty good at it, and likable, too. Now he has added to his already impressive resume with a … Continue reading

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Harry Truman’s Mother-in-Law From Hell

Harry Truman was always an outspoken man who never minced words, but… Madge Wallace …Margaret Gates Wallace (1862-1952), called Madge from childhood, was perhaps the only exception.  Madge was the spoiled daughter of midwesterners George and Elizabeth Gates. George Gates … Continue reading

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The Three Lives of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was only 60 years old when he died. The country was stunned. How could TR allow himself to be blindsided by the Grim Reaper? TR’s Death The real truth was that TR, the poster-boy for the strenuous life, … Continue reading

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The Adams Sorrow: The Second Generation

   John Quincy Adams was never a teetotaler. The eldest son of John and Abigail could even be considered a heavy drinker. The Second Adams Generation Having spent his formative years in the great capitals of Europe, John Quincy Adams … Continue reading

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The Family Feud of the Second Mrs. Harrison

Benjamin Harrison and his second wife, Mary Lord Dimmick created a near-scandal when they married, and the family never forgave them. The Twenty-Third President’s Menage When Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) came to the White House in 1889, he brought a large … Continue reading

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The Relatives of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln frankly alluded to his humble beginnings, but he never included his kinfolk in his life. Abraham Lincoln: The Humble Birthright In 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, to Thomas Lincoln and the former Nancy Hanks.  … Continue reading

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The Common Touch: Presidential Style

The Common Touch, like Common Sense, is anything but Common.  The Elusive Quality of the Common Touch The Common Touch is one of those rare qualities that must be inborn, natural and absolutely sincere.  It can sometimes be affected, but … Continue reading

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