The Top 10 American History Posts of 2013

The Bully Pulpit

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1. Thomas Jefferson’s Advice to His Teenage Grandson (from a letter sent to the 16-year-old Thomas Jefferson Randolph on November 24th, 1808)

“I was often thrown into the society of horseracers, cardplayers, Foxhunters, scientific and professional men, and of dignified me; and many a time have I asked myself… which of these kinds of reputation should I prefer?”

2. Great Men Cultivate Love by Booker T. Washington (from his autobiography, Up from Slavery)

“I would permit no man, no matter what his color might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him…”

3. ‘The Light Has Gone Out of My Life’: Young Teddy Roosevelt in Love and Grief adapted by me (from Edmund Morris’s Theodore Rex)

“When, as ex-President, he came to write his Autobiography, he wrote movingly of the joys of family life, the ardor of youth, and the love of men and women…

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