Category Archives: Leadership

Which American Presidents Served In World War I?

In combat? Only one. However, five U.S. Presidents were in the military or military leadership during the World War I years, and we wanted to note their service, highlighting leadership (or rising leadership) during this semi-forgotten conflict. Need a refresher … Continue reading

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8 Presidents Born In Virginia

You might have noticed that I study Virginia history quite a bit, particularly the in Civil War era. So our first presidential trivia post for this month is about the eight national leaders born in the “Old Dominion State.” Without … Continue reading

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1862: “I Am Sick & Tired Of The Whole Business”

November 8, 1862 …I am glad to do McClellan this justice [grateful for promotion], because altho’ I do not think he has treated me altogether as well as I had a right to expect yet I am thankful for what … Continue reading

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Dolley Madison: Creating The Role Of First Lady

Theme of the month on Gazette665 in February 2017 is “American First Ladies,” and we’ve picked history and biographies of four presidents’ wives to share with you. Today, we introduce Dolley Madison, wife of the James Madison who was the fourth … Continue reading

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Re-discovering General Patton

  The message arrived at headquarters. By-pass the town of Trier because it would take too long and too many divisions to capture. With a grin, Patton sent back the reply: “Have taken Trier with two divisions. Do you want … Continue reading

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“I Like Ike”

Long before Facebook introduced the trend of “Liking” people and things, a presidential candidate’s campaign planners distributed pins reading “I Like Ike.” Ike was actually the nickname of former U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was liked and was voted … Continue reading

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