Fine owed by George Washington for overdue library books now $300,000
Founder of a nation, trouncer of the English, God-fearing family man: all in all, George Washington ... that the first American president took out two volumes and pointedly failed to return them. At today's prices, adjusted for inflation, he would face ...
The secret George W. Bush book project
The book will mark the most important step George W. Bush has taken to re-emerge from the low political profile he’s kept since he left office. Ever since he returned to Texas in 2009, the 68-year-old ... ex-presidents (his numbers are still nowhere ...
The best biography of George Washington yet
The first is the image of a gallows. It appears early in the narrative, when Colonel George Washington ... When he hangs his first man, the year is 1756, Virginia is still a British colony, and Washington is 24 years old. These gallows will recur.
How Did Georgetown in Washington, D.C., Really Get Its Name?
However, Georgetown was actually founded in 1751, four decades before the federal city, when our first president was only 19 years old. He was ... was still a quarter-century away. With George Washington ruled out, how did Georgetown gets its name?
10 Reasons I Wish George Washington Were Still Alive (Part 2)
To commemorate Presidents Day and Washington's Birthday, last week I highlighted the first four of the top 10 reasons I wish George Washington were still alive ... And after all he had been through, at 57 years old, with his war-torn body and reportedly ...