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American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House Jon Meacham Random House: 488 pp., $30 This engaging new book about Andrew Jackson, our first up-from-nowhere president, takes its place on a crowded shelf in the library of national leadership. Jackson...
Tags: Rivers, Dan Walker, Astronomy, White House, Andrew Jackson
Today, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation's 44th president in a ceremony filled with tradition. Test your knowledge of ceremonies past. 1. Of whose inaugural speech did wordsmith H.L. Mencken say: "It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it...
Barack Obama's decision to select the same Bible for his inauguration that Abraham Lincoln used at his first inauguration in 1861 forges an intriguing connection between these two presidents. It's the latest in a series of purposeful associations, from...
Tags: Springfield, Death, Religious Texts, Bible, White House
The 42 men who've been president of the United States share many characteristics besides membership in one of the world's most exclusive clubs. That means, looking at them as a group, we can extract an "average president." The data can't predict who'll...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAmericans usually celebrate the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy on President's Day. But rarely are the less stellar commanders in chief ever mentioned, such as William Henry Harrison -- who caught a...
Shiver me timbers R.L. Stine, author of the beloved "Goosebumps" series of creepy, crawly stories, is heading to "HorrorLand." The ghoulish theme park will be the springboard for 12 new tales, with Scholastic Books planning to release the first two...
Every now and then, even the smartest of us need to relearn the lessons of American history. Take Alan Greenspan and the unfolding story of the current credit crisis. Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, is "the Oracle" given much of the...
Tags: Alan Greenspan, Death, History, U.S. Army, Social Sciences
Many of those who oppose U.S. intervention in Iraq say President Bush has recklessly abandoned America's long tradition of peaceful diplomacy and replaced it with an aggressive policy of starting wars, seizing lands and oppressing nations. Not true,...
Tags: Television, History, Executive Branch, Spain, Puerto Rico
According to Gold's Gym, the fittest president in American history is John Quincy Adams. The gym did an analysis of U.S. presidents through the years using the fitness routines of each of the 43 men who held the post. Adams won because he apparently...
Associated PressDavid Herbert Donald, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the Civil War and American South whose expertise on Abraham Lincoln brought him a wide general audience and reverence from his peers, has died. He was 88. Donald died of heart failure at Beth...
Wood Pond PressTo the north and east of Portland, the coastline becomes more jagged, its fingers protruding like tentacles toward the sea between inlets, rivers and bays. This is the area where the "real" Maine starts. Poke down remote byways to Bailey Island, Popham...
We are at war again -- not because of enemy attack, as in World War II, nor because of incremental drift, as in the Vietnam War -- but because of the deliberate and premeditated choice of our own government. Now that we are embarked on this misadventure,...
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