Whistle-stop Campaign

Whistle-stop Campaign

In 1948, President Harry S Truman defied all odds in winning a term as president in his own right with his shocking upset victory over New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey. No one, pollsters, pundits, or the people expected Truman to win. No one, except Truman himself....

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Bad Luck

Bad Luck

Harry Truman once wrote that "the only thing you have to worry about is bad luck. I never have bad luck." If anyone could be said to experience bad luck in life, it was Truman, but not in his mind. Farm Life: He was never financially successful. When he was...

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4 Things I Learned in Writing My New Book

4 Things I Learned in Writing My New Book

Check out this 2 minute 40 second video about four things I learned in writing my new book, 101 Presidential Insults: What They Really Thought About Each Other - and What It Means to Us. The non-partisan book is a great holiday gift for the person in your life who...

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C-SPAN Interview About My New Book

C-SPAN Interview About My New Book

When I was in Washington, DC on September 20, 2019, I was honored to be interviewed by C-SPAN's Book TV about my new book, 101 Presidential Insults: What They Really Thought About Each Other - and What It Means to Us. (Keep the book in mind as a great Christmas...

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Presidential Historian Mike Purdy

About Mike

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.