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James Buchanan Teasingly Laments His "Usual Hard Fate" With Ladies
How Mark Twain Became Famous: Speak Your Truth
Oliver Wendell Holmes recalls how President Lincoln was forced to duck under enemy fire at Fort Stevens during the Civil War. Image: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Harvard University Library, Wikimedia Commons.
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.