President Bill Clinton Teams Up With James Patterson for Upcoming Thriller

President Bill Clinton Teams Up With James Patterson for Upcoming Thriller

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James Patterson loves a collaboration, this much we know. He’s co-authored at least fifty novels, on top of the dozens of solo-authored books. But are any of his co-authors as well known as President Bill Clinton? I think not.   Couldn’t be more excited to announce my new thriller with @billclinton: THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING. Pre-order now at your favorite bookseller. pic.twitter.com/CJgWgVwavz — James Patterson (@JP_Books) May 8, 2017   “Working with President Clinton has been the highlight of my career, and having access to his first-hand experience has uniquely informed the writing of this novel,” Patterson said in a statement …

Presidential Poetry Battle: George Washington Versus Abraham Lincoln

Presidential Poetry Battle: George Washington Versus Abraham Lincoln

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In any American history class, it was without a doubt that you would learn about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The first and sixteenth presidents of the United States have tons of books about lives and time in office. Perhaps people repeat the tale of George Washington’s wooden teeth or call Mr. Lincoln ‘Honest Abe,’ but no one’s ever mentioned poetry.   These men always look so serious in their painted portraits and photographs, but what lies beneath those straight smiles is actually quite spirited and passionate. Both men let their feelings out on paper and it’s actually quite beautiful. Washington was a poet at …

Here’s How George Washington’s Hair Was Mysteriously Found in a Library Book

Here’s How George Washington’s Hair Was Mysteriously Found in a Library Book

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One would think finding hair in your book would give you the same disgust as hair in your food, but if that hair is actually a lock of President George Washington’s iconic grey hair, all bets are off.    Archivists at Schenectady’s Union College in New York found the artifact in an 18th-century almanac titled Gaines Universal Register or American and British Kalendar for the year 1793. The almanac was found on top of a bookshelf at the college’s Schaffer Library.    Inside the book was an envelope that read “Washington’s hair, L.S.S. & [scratched out] GSB from James A. Hamilton, given him by …