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Five Presidents Who Went to War & Killed Themselves For It: Wilson (Part 3)

Woodrow Wilson and World War I (this separate article appeared yesterday as part of one which considered William McKinley) A childhood dominated by the strict inculcation of pre-destiny by his father, a Presbyterian minister, and the deprivation of war which… Read More ›

Ari & Jackie Onassis: Wedding, Yacht, Island, Bedroom & the End in Photos (Part 1)

First, the island. Now, the yacht. Three months ago, the private Greek island Skorpios, home to shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis and his wife, former American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was sold for $TK by his 28 year old granddaughter… Read More ›

Speculating on Presidential Sexuality & the first Lesbian First Lady

As early as 1802, when journalist James Callendar first published snide suggestions that President Thomas Jefferson was conducting something of a romance and sexual relationship with African-American Sally Hemings, who was enslaved by him, there has been no hesitation by… Read More ›

Media Alert: Carl Anthony on C-Span First Ladies Series, Monday June 10, Ida McKinley

On Monday, June 10, two days after her birthday (and a few days before his own) Ida McKinley’s new biographer, author of this website, will appear on the C-Span First Ladies series, the second such one, following ¬†discussion of Lucretia… Read More ›

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