President Lincoln’s Christmas Gift, 1864

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By Evan Phifer One hundred fifty years ago this winter, the United States experienced its last holiday season of the Civil War. For the past three Decembers, President Abraham Lincoln had been frustrated by defeats on the battlefield and the …

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Presidents and College Football, A History

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Joel D. Treese Nearly 150 years after its beginnings college football season is in full swing. The sport has attracted countless players and even more fans, and presidents have belonged to the ranks of both. Although Theodore Roosevelt never played …

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