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Lively Girl — George was eleven,  and it was Mary who shaped his childhood, though it’s hard to say how.   Keep Reading

Where is There? — Plopped down in a trackless wilderness, they were of that generation’s pocket-protector set, nerds in the modern nomenclature.  Keep Reading

Seventeen Days in June — Congress had done the king a favor by providing a short list of traitors. Keep Reading

Child of Fortune Dawn would give way to dark. Tyrants biding their time in the shadows would smile. Keep Reading

Henry’s Ma — The scene with the coins was probably a quaint family legend. What happened was more impressive. Keep Reading

Making Helen Glad — And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands Keep Reading

I, Cooper — What do a locomotive, a pencil, and a tinkering businessman have to with one another? Keep Reading

The Swan and the Duckling — The swan lived a life of glitter on its surface. The duckling simply lived. Keep Reading

Inauguration Day — Everything everyone had known about the country was set to change. Keep Reading

The Wedding at the White House  A beguiling charm made her popular, not because she was pretty but because she was nice. Keep Reading

In Short, the Magi — Will Porter knew that Christmas for adults is always tinged with sadness. Keep Reading

Extra! Extra! Read All About It: Kringle is Real!  That day he had the annoying chore of writing about Santa Claus. Keep Reading

The Farmer’s Promise — He twice astonished the world — by going home. Keep Reading

“As Near Heaven as We Can Get” —  Within days they exhausted their meager provisions. As it snowed without cease, they began to starve, and then to die. It was a terrifying state of affairs. Keep Reading

The Finest Trick — It took his dying, which was the greatest escape of all, but it also made for Houdini’s finest trick. Keep Reading

Angry Young Hamilton — Like a primed gun, Alexander Hamilton’s temper snapped its trigger. Keep Reading

American Allen — Something awful happened in that room that night. Keep Reading.

The Longest Running Show —  It was said he could whip his weight in wildcats, with a panther added for variety. Keep Reading



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