Don Surber: "American Vignettes, 2014
My series on exceptional Americans -- American Vignettes -- has been a joy to write. The series will continue in 2015 with even more Great Americans.
I began with James Knox Polk on November 2. I strive to be accurate. Please continue to correct me by email DonSurber@gmail. Several readers wonder how I find these stories. I use a process called magic. My criteria for an entry is whether the person interests me. The woman who saves a flower from extinction is as interesting as a president. A couple have been written and discarded. I almost deleted the post on Melville Dewey due to his anti-Semitism, but I figured that was geeky ignorance more than hate. Everyone is flawed, and we are all sinners..."
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