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William Howard Taft

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  • Letters from President Taft tell familiar story of struggling to lose weight

    Harvard Health Blog William Howard Taft was America's heaviest president. Of course, he would have preferred being seen and remembered for something else, and did take steps to lose weight. Not surprisingly, though, Taft's story of weight loss and...
  • Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored

    Magisterial 'Wilson' explains why the 28th president is ignored
    When historians are asked to name our greatest president, Woodrow Wilson is consistently ranked near the top. He was president during the Progressive Era and championed many of its reforms, including the eight-hour workday, a federal income tax and...
  • Teddy Roosevelt-William Howard Taft Tome 'Bully Pulpit' Heading For Big Screen At DreamWorks

    DreamWorks Studios has closed a preemptive deal to re-team on an American historical drama, acquiring film rights to Doris Kearns Goodwin's soon-to-be-released book "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of...
  • Steven Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin reteam for 'Bully Pulpit'

    DreamWorks is heading back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. A year after Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" became a box office hit and award-season favorite, the filmmaker's DreamWorks Studios has announced plans to make another presidential drama -- and based on...
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin's 'Bully Pulpit' brings Roosevelt-Taft era to life

    History, as we all know, is framed by events. But it also grows from relationships, both personal and political, and is framed by how the actions of particular players in specific circumstances set the course for the future. In her sweeping new history,...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Mythbusters'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Mythbusters'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES MythBusters The new episode "Star...
  • Could Steven Spielberg finally be back in action?

    Could Steven Spielberg finally be back in action?
    A year ago, Steven Spielberg was front and center with "Lincoln," a critical and box office success and an awards season mainstay. Since then, the director has taken his time settling on a new project, experiencing a few false starts and leaving his...
  • Hampton's B&N Reader Requests and Recommendations

    Hampton's B&N Reader Requests and Recommendations
    Top Reader Requests Each month the booksellers at the Barnes & Noble at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton gather their Top 5 reader requests in fiction and nonfiction. Here is this month's list: Top 5 Fiction: "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins "Diary...
  • Festival of the Arts Boca is 10 days of music, dance and ideas

    Festival of the Arts Boca is 10 days of music, dance and ideas
    The eighth annual Festival of Arts Boca returns to Mizner Park for 10 days of music, dance and ideas. Violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the festival on March 6 with the Festival Orchestra Boca conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos. Also on this year's...
  • Republicans eye Ohio

    WASHINGTON -- While other Republicans zero in on November's midterm congressional elections in the hope of derailing the Obama presidency, the GOP National Committee is busy making plans for its 2016 national convention. Seven cities are finalists to host...
  • Too big to save

    Occasionally there is an opinion piece in the papers so clear in its analysis of a problem, so convincing in its argumentation, and so authoritative in its judgment that, on finishing it, a reader is tempted to just stand up and cheer. That's what I felt...