| Feb 1, 2009
It was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft.
| Aug 14, 2008
Most everyone's heard the one about how Tom Thumb of Barnum & Bailey's Circus stayed in a house on the Thimble Islands, or about how Captain Kidd is rumored to have buried treasures there.
But how many know about the Thimble Island named Mother-In-Law,...
| Oct 17, 2008
| 12:33 PM
However this election turns out, it will dramatically advance America's slow progress toward equality and inclusion. It took Abraham Lincoln's extraordinary courage in the Civil War to get us here. It took an epic battle to secure women the right to vote....
| Mar 29, 2010
***Fans are encouraged to arrive early to witness the historic event that marks the 100th anniversary of the first presidential pitch on the opening day of baseball season***
March 29, 2010 (Washington, DC) - President of the United States Barack Obama...
| Sep 29, 2009
| 5:57 PM
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's re-election campaign has been running TV ads showing rival Chris Christie in a very unflattering light featuring ominous music, slow-mo video, black and white style freeze frames etc...which is all par for the course...
| Oct 25, 2009
The Big Burn
Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire
That Saved America
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 324 pp., $27
During 18 years with the New York Times, many as the paper's Pacific Northwest correspondent, Timothy Egan wrote several nonfiction...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 7:54 AM
Pritzker Military Library
610 N. Fairbanks Court, 2nd Floor
Member Reception - 5:00 p.m.
Presentation and Live Webcast - 6:00 p.m.
To purchase a copy of the book:
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and...
| Jan 10, 2010
Rope? Check. Carabiners? Check. Sherpa? Check.
OK, so Granby's Western Barndoor Hill is not the 29,028-foot-high Mount Everest. And it's not even the 20,320-foot-high Mount McKinley — the highest mountain in North America. Connecticut? That honor...
| Apr 3, 2009
The idea is nothing new. Thomas Jefferson's house had one. President Taft added one to the White House. Many of the early 20th Century catalog houses featured one. But for a variety of reasons, the sunroom is enjoying a renaissance today.
| Mar 4, 2010
| 2:51 PM
"Woodrow Wilson: A Biography"
By John Milton Cooper, Jr.
Random House, 702 pages, $35
President Woodrow Wilson, a confidant confided in his diary shortly after World War I, "will probably go down in history as the greatest figure of his time, and I hope,...
| Mar 4, 2006
She was ushered through the heart of her hometown as adoring fans snapped her picture and screamed her name, and she later listened as a bevy of elected officials sang her praises and handed her enough proclamations, gift baskets and bouquets to fill a...