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“ One story that circulated about (U.S. Minister to Russia Charles S.) Todd concerned his conversation with a lady-in-waiting at an Imperial reception in the Winter Palace. In his bad French with a Kentucky accent, he mispronounced the word for year, so that an explanation of his travels came out: "I was an ass in Paris, part of an ass in London, almost an ass in Germany, and I am two asses here." To which the lady reportedly responded, "And you will be an ass wherever you go. ...more ”
“ You have driven me from the East to this place, and I have been here two thousand years or more. [...] My friends, if you took me away from this land it would be very hard for me. I wish to die in this land, I wish to be an old man here. [...] I have not wished to give even a part of it to the Great Father [the President]. Though he were to give me a million dollars I would not give him this land. [...] When people want to slaughter cattle they drive them along until they get them to a corral, a ...more ”
[close] ...April 10, 2013 to May 10, 2013... Let's talk about the most unlikely, oddball facts from each state in our nation.
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[close] There is one year between now and the 2016 Presidential election. I have resolved to read one book about each of the 44 US Presidents between now and then. Join me!
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A group for people who like to read broadly in U.S. history and enjoy discussing these great (an…more
[close] A group for people who like to read broadly in U.S. history and enjoy discussing these great (and not-so-great) books with like-minded nerds. We can (and, I hope, will) read everything from books on the colonial era to discussions of the present day. I'd also like to see everyone picking the books we read/discuss. So if you join, plan on being a vocal and active part of this group.
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