Review of "In the Days of McKinley" by Margaret Leech

In the Days of McKinley” is Margaret Leech’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1959 biography of William McKinley. It remains one of the standard texts on this president and is indispensable to serious students of his era.  585 more words


It's Time to Meet William McKinley

William McKinley’s presidency marks the end of the Gilded Age (graced by such notables as Hayes, Garfield, Harrison and Cleveland) and the beginning of the Progressive Era in American history. 342 more words


It Sure Is Good To Be Back At Mckinley

5 years ago, give or take 30 minutes, the first ever episode of Glee aired over here in the UK. Did I know then what a massive part of my life it would become? 351 more words


Once Is an Accident. Twice is a Coincidence. Three Times is a Habit.

Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926), the eldest child of president Abraham Lincoln, was a witness to the murders of three presidents.

He was at the White House on April 14, 1865 when his father was shot at Ford’s Theater. 127 more words


Anticipating Presidential Protection

One of the last official acts of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) before leaving for Ford’s Theater where he would be fatally shot was to sign legislation that created the United States Secret Service. 86 more words


"Building Ohio's Army "

The following article appeared in the October 3, 2012, edition of the Youngstown Vindicator:

As the Federal government began mobilizing for civil war, Ohio was neither sufficiently organized nor adequately equipped to help fight it. 34 more words

Playing the China Card

By George P. Brockway, originally published July 4, 1994

WELL, we decided to play the China card again. A more limp, greasy, shapeless piece of cardboard could scarcely be imagined. 1,744 more words

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