In 1968, I was a newly minted Air Force second lieutenant stationed in Washington DC.
My initial duty was at Bolling Air Force Base in the South east part of the city on the Potomac. 464 more words
Americans today view their president for the most part as a distant figure, protected by the secret service, and for the most part unreachable. It is surprising then to note that in the 19th century, Americans often wrote to the chief executive asking for jobs or advice on how to conduct their lives. 507 more words