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The Teddy Cats: Slippers & Quartz Roosevelt, (Cats in the White House, Part 5)

When Theodore Roosevelt succeeded to the presidency upon McKinley’s assassination in September of 1901, he brought not only his wife and five children but soon enough accumulated a breadth of other beings which constituted a bona fide White House zoo…. Read More ›

Presidential Princess Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Her Little Thank You Note & A Rare Recording of Her Voice

                              Fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Alice Roosevelt Longworth The bigger perspective, a rational cynicism, a sense of the ridiculous,… Read More ›

Harry Truman & Tallulah Bankhead Bond over Bourbon…and Civil Rights, Part II

In the weeks following Truman’s defeat of Dewey in the 1948 presidential election, the actress Tallulah Bankhead was hitting a pinnacle of national fame. Already renowned for her work on stage and film, her political role only increased her visibility…. Read More ›

Poisoning the President? Florence Harding & Her Husband's "Strange" Death, August 2, 1923

(This material is copyrighted) She was so inexplicably, almost mystically drawn to Alaska, First Lady Florence Harding had visions of the territory’s snow-capped mountains in her dreams. And nibbling on the frozen treat sensation of 1923 – the Eskimo Pie,… Read More ›

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