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This American President delves into the lives and legacies of U.S. presidents through long form stories and interviews. It will challenge the way you look at American history. Hosted by Richard Lim and produced by Michael Neal. Art by NipRogers.com.

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This American President delves into the lives and legacies of U.S. presidents through long form stories and interviews. It will challenge the way you look at American history. Hosted by Richard Lim and produced by Michael Neal. Art by NipRogers.com.

    America's First Woman President?: Rebecca Boggs Roberts on Edith Wilson

    America's First Woman President?: Rebecca Boggs Roberts on Edith Wilson

    The American people have never elected a woman president, but from 1919 to 1921, they had an acting woman president and didn't even know it. When President Woodrow Wilson suffered a devastating stroke in 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, found herself in extraordinary circumstances. She made the fateful decision to hide his condition and perform several presidential duties herself. In this episode, we interview Rebecca Boggs Roberts about the first woman to exercise the powers of the presidency.

    UNTOLD POWER: THE FASCINATING RISE AND COMPLEX LEGACY OF FIRST LADY EDITH WILSON
    https://www.amazon.com/Untold-Power-Fascinating-Complex-Legacy/dp/0593489993
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    • 53 min
    Theodore Roosevelt vs. Wall Street: Susan Berfield on TR's Epic Clash with J.P. Morgan

    Theodore Roosevelt vs. Wall Street: Susan Berfield on TR's Epic Clash with J.P. Morgan

    Should the U.S. government step in to "level the playing field" and ensure "fairness" in the economy? Should it break up companies that act as monopolies? What does it mean for a company to be a monopoly? These are questions that Americans have debated for over a century. In some ways, that debate began with President Theodore Roosevelt and financial titan JP Morgan. In this episode, we interview Susan Berfield their epic clash and the lessons it offers for us today.

    THE HOUR OF FATE: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, J.P. MORGAN, AND THE BATTLE TO TRANSFORM AMERICAN CAPITALISM
    https://www.amazon.com/Hour-Fate-Roosevelt-Transform-Capitalism-ebook/dp/B081NHWM88/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=TfvBs&content-id=amzn1.sym.22f5776b-4878-4918-9222-7bb79ff649f4&pf_rd_p=22f5776b-4878-4918-9222-7bb79ff649f4&pf_rd_r=146-1602971-8567415&pd_rd_wg=TizOq&pd_rd_r=811037b1-f084-4fbc-942f-7c8008917ae3&ref_=aufs_ap_sc_dsk
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    • 44 min
    America's Princess: Stacy Cordery on Alice Roosevelt Longworth

    America's Princess: Stacy Cordery on Alice Roosevelt Longworth

    Theodore Roosevelt once said that he could only do one of two things: be president or control his daughter Alice. He insisted that he couldn't do both at the same time. Alice Roosevelt Longworth was, in many ways, a mirror image of her father: she was fiercely intellectual and never backed down from a fight. In her youth, she was the idol of millions of young women. In time, she became a DC power broker who could make or break powerful men's careers. In this episode, we interview Professor Stacy A. Cordery about this legendary figure.
    ALICE: ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH, FROM WHITE HOUSE PRINCESS TO WASHINGTON POWER BROKER
    https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Roosevelt-Longworth-Princess-Washington/dp/0143114271/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=stacy+cordery&qid=1677555833&sprefix=stacy+cordery%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-1
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    • 48 min
    We Stand At Armageddon: Benjamin Wetzel on Theodore Roosevelt's Religious Beliefs

    We Stand At Armageddon: Benjamin Wetzel on Theodore Roosevelt's Religious Beliefs

    Countless books have been written about Theodore Roosevelt the statesman, the war hero, and the adventurer, but virtually none have explored his religious life. In this episode, we interview Professor Benjamin Wetzel, Professor of History at Taylor University, about his book Theodore Roosevelt: Preaching from the Bully Pulpit. Professor Wetzel reveals Roosevelt's views on matters of the soul and how his religious beliefs fueled his legendary achievements.
    THEODORE ROOSEVELT: PREACHING FROM THE BULLY PULPIT
    https://academic.oup.com/book/39385
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    • 43 min
    The Progressive Presidents Part 1 | Theodore Roosevelt and the Pursuit of Greatness

    The Progressive Presidents Part 1 | Theodore Roosevelt and the Pursuit of Greatness

    It has been said that "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." In his youth, there was little to indicate that Theodore Roosevelt was destined for greatness. He spent much of his childhood bedridden, suffering from asthma. Roosevelt, however, overcame his ailments and dedicated his life to achieving greatness in every aspect of his life: physically, intellectually, and professionally. When Roosevelt became president in 1901, he implemented progressive policies chiefly to make America a great nation. In this episode, we cover how Roosevelt's personal crusade changed the course of American history.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    History Unplugged: Alexander's Postwar Plans

    History Unplugged: Alexander's Postwar Plans

    If Alexander The Great Hadn’t Died, He Might Have Conquered Europe, Circumnavigated Africa, and Built His Own Silk Road


    “And Alexander wept, seeing as he had no more worlds to conquer.” That’s a quote from Hans Gruber in Die Hard, which is a very convoluted paraphrase from Plutarch’s essay collection “Moralia.” Despite the questionable sourcing, there’s plenty of truth in that unattributed quote from Mr. Gruber.

    Alexander the Great’s death at 323 BC in Babylon marked the end of the most consequential military campaign in antiquity. He left behind an empire that stretched from Greece to India, planted the seeds of the Silk Road, and made Greek an international language across Eurasia, all in 13 short years. He became and remained the biggest celebrity in the ancient world, probably only replaced by Jesus a few centuries into the Christian era.

    But what if he had not died as a young man? What if he had lived years or decades more? How much more influence could he have had? We have clues about Alexander’s plans for the future – and they come from Greek chroniclers Diodorus and Arrian, writing centuries after his death. They include conquering the Mediterranean coast all the way to the Pillars of Hercules (Rock of Gibraltar), building a tomb for his father Philp that would be as large as the Great Pyramid of Giza, and transplanting populations from Greece to Persia and vice versa to unite his domains through intermarriage.

    To explore this hypothetical scenario is Anthony Everitt, author of “Alexander the Great: His Life and Mysterious Death.” We look at the life of the most influential person in the ancient world, and explore the ramifications of his life having even more influence.

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478 Ratings

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The host is passionate about challenging the misconceptions and stereotypes we all have about US presidents, and helping us to truly learn and understand history and the people who have shaped the world we live in today. Through his well-researched content, and especially through the interesting human stories he uncovers, I've developed a greater appreciation and knowledge of history in my life.

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