“The President and the Assassin” by Scott Miller review

The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century Author:  Scott Miller Published:  2011 Though not technically a biography, The President and the Assassin tells the dual stories of President William McKinley and his killer Leon Czolgosz.  While McKinley’s life was full of the ascent one would expect from a... Continue Reading →

“Native American Son” by Kate Buford Review

Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legends of Jim Thorpe Author:  Kate Buford Published:  2010 Jim Thorpe is a guy I knew very little about prior to reading this book. I knew he played football and was an Olympic athlete, and that he was Native American. I also remember him placing in the top... Continue Reading →

“Lincoln” by David Herbert Donald Review

Lincoln Author:  David Herbert Donald Published:  1996 To all outward appearances, he was less prepared to be president of the United States than any other man who had run for that high office.  Without family, tradition or wealth, he had received only the briefest of formal schooling.  Now fifty years old, he had no administrative... Continue Reading →

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