Inauguration Trivia

Inauguration Trivia

As the United States prepares for the transfer of power between presidents, it’s a good time to pause and remember some interesting facts about previous inaugurations. Prior to 1937, the president was inaugurated on March 4 following the November election.  That...
Media, Marketing, and the Making of the President

Media, Marketing, and the Making of the President

Every four years, the American people elect a President.  And while we hope that the voters look at the policy positions of the candidates, their temperament and suitability for the office, their experience and qualifications, the fact is that running for President...

What Are the Best Biographies of the Presidents?

If you are looking for finding good biographies about the Presidents, the following are some good resources to check out: Best Presidential Biographies:  Stephen Floyd maintains a very helpful website in which he posts his reviews of all the presidential biographies...

Presidential History Roundup #5

Presidential History Roundup #5:  Interesting news about Presidential history: Presidents Who Knew Babe Ruth:  Fascinating article by presidential historian Michael Beschloss on baseball great Babe Ruth’s connections with various presidents and one future...

Which Untimely Presidential Transition Affected the County the Most?

Lincoln by a landslide:  The weary nation breathed a sigh of relief as the hostilities of the long and wrenching War Between the States closed that frightful chapter of history. But before the wounds began to heal, the bloodshed that had taken a generation of young...

Lyndon Johnson’s Favorite Cinnamon Roll

Lyndon Johnson was always larger than life…and always very opinionated.  So it’s really no surprise that he felt passionately about cinnamon rolls – but not just any cinnamon rolls.  LBJ loved the cinnamon rolls baked in a small restaurant in San...