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J. Mark Powell

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What do you get when you cross a lifelong political junkie with a passion for writing? (Throw in a couple of decades spent working in the news media, too.)

It sounds like an old vaudeville joke. But the answer is, Tell It Like Tupper.

J. Mark Powell was born shortly before noon on a December Sunday in St. Joseph, Missouri. (He won’t tell you the exact year; let’s just say Dwight Eisenhower was preparing to move out of the White House and John F. Kennedy was getting ready to move in. You can do the math.)

His family later moved to the little town of Trenton, Missouri (mentioned in Chapter 11), where an amazing thing happened: one day at school he picked up a Number Two lead pencil, opened a Big Chief notebook, and discovered he could arrange wo
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Young George and That Cherry Tree

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Keeping all of February’s presidential birthdays straight is a big headache. Ronald Reagan was born on February 6. William Henry Harrison on the 9. Lincoln arrived on the 12th. And president Numero Uno, George Washington, was born February 22. Congress washed its hands of the mess by lumping them all together in the Presidents Day holiday.


Chances are you grew up hearing Geo

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