Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Peace That Thankfully Wasn’t

Mark Tooley’s The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War is one of those books just begging to be written. It has been more than … Continue reading

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Bush, Polk and the ‘Met His Every Goal’ Myth

Jeb Bush’s pronouncement that one of his favorite presidents – non-family division – is James K. Polk stirred some controversy among the politically correct crowd. Polk, after all, was a slave owner, led the United States into the Mexican War … Continue reading

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Prelude to Lincoln

Every year in July, the town of Fremont, Neb., hosts John C. Fremont Days, a weekend festival that seems to involve most of the citizens of the small city of 25,000 about 30 miles west of Omaha. Festivities are held … Continue reading

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