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Jonathan Eig, author of Get Capone, Speaking at the Hoover Museum

New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Eig will be discussing his book, Get Capone, at the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum on August 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. 402 more words

  • “No man who has not occupied my position in Washington can fully realize the constant battle which must be carried on against incompetence, corruption, tyranny of government expanded into business activities… Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die.” ~Herbert Hoover (1874-1964)
Herbert Hoover

Always Take a Second Look

Presidents long viewed as below average… or failures tend to be associated with significant historical events.  Actions taken during these events can be overlooked due to hindsight; historians possess the benefit of knowing the paths actually traveled.  385 more words

Ephemera

Pro Jock Pay Today Is Way Beyond Insanity

Recent 2016 brain-busting news item: Pro football player Von Miller has been awarded a six-year, $114,500,000 contract with Denver Broncos.

In comparison, home run champ Babe Ruth was paid $80,000 by the New York Yankees for the 1929 baseball season. 210 more words

Presidential Trivia - Herbert Hoover

Think you know a lot about the President of the United States?  Let us dig down into the dustbin of history and see what we can find. 359 more words

History

The Great Coup of 1916: 5 The Sacrilege Of Peace

As the Monday Night Cabal and Milner’s wider circle of friends and associates continued their manoeuvres through much of 1916, the issue which above all others fired their fears, was talk of peace. 1,935 more words

Sir Edward Grey

Happy Birthday Mr. President

Herbert Hoover celebrated his 80th birthday in his hometown, West Branch, Iowa.  It was a celebration of small-town America, a time capsule of the ‘good old days’ when friends and neighbors got together to share life’s big events.  362 more words