How the White House Almost Collapsed

How the White House Almost Collapsed

I gave a talk on February 25, 2016 to the Construction Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association on the reconstruction of the White House in the early 1950s.  I titled my talk “Barely Avoiding Disaster: Lessons Learned from the Reconstruction of the... read more
Does the President’s Age Matter?

Does the President’s Age Matter?

  As the Founding Fathers labored over the negotiation and drafting of the Constitution in the sweltering heat and humidity of Philadelphia in 1787, they came to the important question of eligibility requirements for the president.  In an era when the average... read more
Campaign Insults and Presidential Money Problems

Campaign Insults and Presidential Money Problems

In the last week, I was interviewed and quoted in two online articles about presidential history: Campaign Insults:  The news service Reuters published an article on February 13, 2016 entitled “Loser! Jerk! Insults Fly on the Republican Campaign Trail” by... read more

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Presidential Historian Mike Purdy

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Mike Purdy is a presidential historian and author living in Seattle, Washington. As an expert in presidential history, Mike runs PresidentialHistory.com as a public resource.