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John Adams: Fortunate Son of Liberty

July 5, 2011 - John Adams wasn't born silver spoon in hand, and at the end of his life he was buried in a modest, granite tomb. In between, however, the Atlas of Independence was a man of tremendous good fortune. As we shall see, in lineage, love, and learning, John Adams's luck wa ...
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Inside the Nixon White House: Ed Cox

He was born to Howard Ellis Cox and Anne Crane Delafield Finch Cox in Southampton Hospital in Southampton (village), New York and spent his early years attending Westhampton Beach Elementary School. He is the scion of four old American families, the Finches, the Coxes, the Livingstons, and the Delaf ...
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Alexander Haig (1924-2010)

Alexander Haig (1924-2010)

The Life of a Warrior DiplomatBy Austin KnuppeOn February 20, 2010, the United States lost one of history’s great Cold Warriors.   Alexander Haig—soldier in two major wars, servant to three U.S. presidents, and Supreme Allied Commander of NATO—exemplified the American ideal of the warrior-d ...
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HW Brands – American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900

Henry William Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West, and earned a graduate degrees in mathematics - before he embarked on a path that would make him one of the great presidential historians of our time. He earned his doctorate at the Universi ...
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HW Brands – American Ulysses: The Journey of General Grant

HW Brands - American Ulysses: The Journey of General Grant. Presented by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. Updated 1/10/2014 ...
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What Happened to the Future? Lessons from Ancient Athens about Leadership and Its Limits.

March 22-23, 2011 Presented by: W. Robert Connor, two events 3/22/11, 7PM & 3/23/11, 1PM - Provide by GVSU's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies and the Department of Classics.What Happened to the Future? Respondents Panel Updated 1/13/2014 ...
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