Stories written by Bob Diamond

Woodrow Wilson – Peck’s Bad Boy

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By Bob Diamond…. Woodrow Wilson, rated one of our greatest presidents, was a man of inner conflict. Son of a Presbyterian minister, Wilson used the presidency to preach Christian concepts of morality. There was another side to Wilson that was not so virtuous. Married in 1885, Wilson and his beloved wife Ellen had three daughters. […]

The brother of the ‘Raging Bull’

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By Bob Diamond…. Bob Diamond My good friend Joey La Motta recently told me a heretofore unrevealed true story involving his brother Jake “Raging Bull” La Motta, one of the world’s greatest middleweight fighters in the 1940-50 era. The fight on May 4, 1950 in Syracuse, New York was intended as an easy tune up […]

George Washington: Man of Passion

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By Bob Diamond…. Presidential biographer John E. Ferling wrote that George Washington engaged in a “rather shadowy love affair with another woman during his marriage to Martha.” Washington revealed an intimate part of his personality in correspondence, “When once the woman has tempted us and we have tasted the forbidden fruit, there is no such […]

Attorneys Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry

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By Bob Diamond…. Thomas Jefferson was insanely jealous of the successful oratorical skills in court by his fellow Virginia attorney Patrick Henry. Jefferson had spent years preparing for the practice of law under Virginia’s outstanding attorney George Wythe, whereas Henry became a lawyer without any legal training or preparation. It is questionable if Henry ever […]

My Favorite First Lady

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By Bob Diamond…. I shocked my “First Ladies” history class years ago at FIU, Elders Institute in response to the question as to my personal favorite First Lady? “Grace Coolidge,” I answered, “wife of Calvin Coolidge. She lit up the room with the sunshine of her personality.” Raised in Vermont, Grace, after graduating from college, […]