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Stories from our book, The White House's Unruly Neighborhood: Crime, Scandal and Intrigue in the History of Lafayette Square. The podcast is based on our tours of the Washington, D.C. region's wild, hidden history and on our other books. Our book is available at: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-white-houses-unruly-neighborhood-edward-p-moser/1131103788https://www.amazon.com/White-Houses-Unruly-Neighborhood-Lafayette-ebook/dp/B082ZVDCD7/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1555118270& ...
 
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Clover Hooper Adams, the spouse of famed author Henry Adams, is a charming and talented photographer and society matron. But a terrible family tragedy plagues her own life. From, The White House’s Unruly Neighborhood: Crime, Scandal and Intrigue in the History of Lafayette Square: https://www.amazon.com/White-Houses-Unruly-Neighborhood-Lafayette-eb…
 
The precocious wife of President Andrew Jackson's Secretary of War brings down a Cabinet, and nearly brings on a civil war. From, The White House’s Unruly Neighborhood: Crime, Scandal and Intrigue in the History of Lafayette Square: https://www.amazon.com/White-Houses-Unruly-Neighborhood-Lafayette-ebook/dp/B082ZVDCD7/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=…
 
Intrepid First Lady Dolley Madison, with help with staff and servants, saves priceless items from the White House, just before the British burn the place down during the War of 1812. Support the show (https://www.amazon.com/White-Houses-Unruly-Neighborhood-Lafayette-ebook/dp/B082ZVDCD7/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1555118270&sr=1-1-catco…
 
Mrs. Lincoln's Sad Search for Her Deceased Son. At a time of Civil War that claimed the lives of 600,000 Americans--out of a population of just 30 million--First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln joined the popular custom of seances. Her aim: try to communicate with her son Willie, who passed away at a young age. From, The White House's Unruly Neighborhood: C…
 
How Gen. Andrew Jackson recruited Creoles, "free men of color", French pirates, backwoodsmen, and Indians to win an unlikely victory over the mighty British Empire at the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. From The White House's Unruly Neighborhood: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-white-houses-unruly-neighborhood-edward-p-moser/1131103788 Support the…
 
After a big assist for religious liberty, President Jefferson gets a most unusual gift: the largest food item the White House ever received. As he spars with the scientists of Old Europe over which continent has the biggest, healthiest critters. From: The White House’s Unruly Neighborhood: Crime, Scandal and Intrigue in the History of Lafayette Squ…
 
In 1848, 77 slaves tried to escape to freedom aboard a schooner skippered by two white abolitionists. Their effort failed, but helped end the slave trade in the nation's capital and in the long run slavery itself. Support the show (https://www.amazon.com/White-Houses-Unruly-Neighborhood-Lafayette-ebook/dp/B082ZVDCD7/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=U…
 
Lafayette was the key man, and a brilliant soldier, behind America's critical Revolutionary War alliance with France. Yet his life in his home country during the French Revolution and after may have been even more wild, and included an incredible prison break with the help of famous U.S. friends. Further, a half century after the start of the Ameri…
 
The astonishing story of Alethia Browning Tanner, enslaved grocer to the Presidents, whose family kicked off revolutions in education and civil rights. Support the show (https://www.amazon.com/White-Houses-Unruly-Neighborhood-Lafayette-ebook/dp/B082ZVDCD7/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1555118270&sr=1-1-catcorr)…
 
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