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Inaugural Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt’s four inaugural addresses constitute a barometer of his presidency and the challenges it faced.
Bruce Springsteen sings of the struggles of common folk and the American Dream. June Sawyers traces ...
On the Plains with General Custer
An intimate portrait of George Armstrong Custer by his adoring wife, and a vivid record of ...
Emblems of Woe
The South might have been expected to cheer Lincoln’s death, but the reaction there was more ...
Learning the Great River
Mark Twain recalls his adventures—and misadventures—in learning to be a pilot on the Mississippi.
Putting America on Wheels
Reflecting on his success, the hero of mass production talks about his refusal to conduct business ...
How the 1849 Gold Rush in California brought mob rule ...
Holy Cow 2000: The Strange Election of George W. Bush
Late on election night, the 2000 presidential contest hinged on the electoral votes of Florida, where the Republican George W. Bush held a precarious lead in the popular vote over Al Gore, the vice president and Democratic standard-bearer. Victory in Florida would enable Bush to overcome Gore’s electoral-vote margin and secure the presidency.
Kenneth O’Reilly recounts the runup to the election and the strange happenings it produced. This article is taken from his forthcoming book on the presidency of George W. Bush.
Length: 22,114 words; approx. 50 book pages
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