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JFK’s Handwritten Quote: “Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country”
Mark Twain’s Publishing Firm: A "Chapter 13" Story
William T. Sherman recalls his trip to the Levant, and teases his lady friend about harem life. Image: William T. Sherman, Wikimedia Commons. Discover more on Day in History.
The Foundation’s focus is on the histories of the United States and the Holy Land, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Its extensive holdings range from American presidents – especially Abraham Lincoln – to diverse figures such as Mark Twain; Albert Einstein; Theodor Herzl; and even to George Custer and the Little Big Horn.