Category Archives: Books & Literature

President Truman’s Reading List

… and Wisdom from his Secretary of State, Dean Acheson Long ago, upon reading Plain Speaking by Merle Miller, an oral biography of then former President  Harry Truman, I made notes from the book for later reference. I offer then … Continue reading

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What Was it About George Washington…

  … that made him “the indispensible man,” as described by historian James Thomas Flexner? And what was it about him that elicited these encomiums from his contemporaries upon his death? “First in war, first in peace, and first in … Continue reading

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