Theodore Roosevelt Wins 6 States in 1912

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     After Theodore Roosevelt won reelection in his own right during November 1904, TR impetuously announced he would not run for another term.  His inner circle, particularly his wife Edith, would think the decision a mistake.  However, once Theodore Roosevelt made a pronouncement, he intended to keep his word.      Roosevelt picked his Secretary of War and former

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Theodore Roosevelt Develops Himself

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     After reading Theodore Roosevelt’s autobiography in high school, he became my favorite president.  I own over 50 books on TR in my personal library.  One of Roosevelt’s achievements grabbed my attention much more than his political and writing accomplishments.  Roosevelt started out as a very sickly child but through the application of exercise and sport built himself into

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Traveler’s Accounts of Medieval Russia

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     During the reign of Ivan III the Great and continuing through the Romanov Restoration, increased commerce with Western Europe brought many Western travelers through Medieval Russia.  When these Western Europeans returned to their native countries, they wrote rich accounts of their travels through the Eastern European State.  By examining these travel accounts, scholars can trace the formulation of

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