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David and Jeanne are deeply honored to have received the 2016 Book Award for Excellence in American History from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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May's Edition
 
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  • “Jimmy Higginbottom and the Philosopher’s Stone” tells the story of an Oxford man who some thought was a wizard
  • “The Cat-Killer’s Fate” is strange but true
  • Nelly Custis Cat concludes her story of Emily Tennessee Donelson


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Seth’s War — Only a captain, he was about to become a household name all over the United States. Keep Reading

Barron Pride — He heard exaggerated stories about Stephen Decatur commenting on his dereliction, cowardice, and bad character. James Barron reached for a pen, but he would eventually reach for a pistol. Keep Reading

Before the Little Trip — Two and a half centuries (and counting) were entirely possible for a man too beloved to pass or too mean to expire. Keep Reading

The First President’s Day — The stark fact that they didn't want him to have a happy birthday cast a shadow. Keep Reading

A Small Package of Treasures — The dance is an old one. Girls know it by instinct; boys learn it by heartache. Keep Reading

An Idea So Shining — It ranks with Magna Carta as a great pivot in the affairs of mankind. Keep Reading

The Baby in the Barn — The light hurt their eyes, and worse, it frightened them. Keep Reading

Thanksgiving — Something happened at Plymouth that was memorable enough to lay the foundation of a tradition. Keep Reading

Doing Some Things as Well as Others — All the crowds would cheer when Sam popped up, until the day he didn’t. Keep Reading

Holding Darkness Within  — After sunset, nobody could hear them, or help them.  Keep Reading


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