Monthly Archives: April 2016

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President — Candice Millard

Although his presidency was very short, James Garfield is an interesting man. He was born into poverty (in a log cabin in fact), lost his father at an early age, and initially disliked school although in early adulthood he acquired … Continue reading

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Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President — Ari Hoogenboom

Hayes was many things in his life: lawyer, general, congressman, governor, president, and education reformer, but one thing he failed to be while reading Hoogenboom’s biography was interesting. Which is a shame, since there’s clearly potential. Hayes is one of … Continue reading

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