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C-Span filmed a recent speech made at the Roosevelt Library. You can check it out here.

(For you folks who like your TV to be TV, it is being re-broadcast on September 1 at 7:15.)

Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher by Jon Meacham

The author’s intended audience is young adult and offers all the facts in a readable comprehensive way. He follows Jefferson from childhood, as he watched his father care for their Virginia home, and was taught the importance of manners and of living well. 263 more words


Review of "Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier & President" by Geoffrey Perret

My second biography of the eighteenth president was “Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier & President” by Geoffrey Perret. An American historian and author, Perret published his biography of Grant in 1997. 601 more words


Squid McHale - "Presidents"

Squid Mchale is a rapper/producer from Philly that just dropped the first track from his upcoming project,¬†Undecided.¬†“Presidents” is an introspective cut, where Squid acknowledges how being an outcast a majority of his life, actually helped him become creative. 49 more words

James Madison — Richard Brookhiser

Although this is the shortest biography I have read so far by some margin, it is compelling and rather more detailed than I had expected. 250 pages is not enough to provide a fully developed sense of the personality and motivations of any individual, particularly not somebody as intelligent and significant as Madison, and Brookhiser’s book pales in that regard when compared to Chernow, McCullough and Meacham. 360 more words


15 Unbelievable coincidences you didn't knew between Abraham Lincoln and John F.Kennedy

Last week I was texting my friend via whatsapp. After a long conversation,I asked about a church to her.She replied what an COINCIDENCE ,I was about to visit that church tomorrow. 392 more words

Abraham Lincoln

William Henry Harrison Tomb

I used to blog about graveyards. I promise that’s not actually weird. I’m fascinated by the symbols on gravestones and drawn in by the peaceful quiet. 230 more words