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Though well-intentioned, Richard Pratt was brutal in his disregard for cultural history, often describing his educational process as "killing the Indian and saving the man."
The Dennis's son was actually held by the Soviets in the 1930s to ensure cooperation by his parents who had returned to the United States.
Wanting an unusual woman contestant, the producers of The $64,000 Question deliberately probed Dr. Joyce Brothers to determine that she had special expertise in boxing.
Both of Ellington's parents played piano, and his mother started his lessons at the age of seven.
Hoover was so concerned with the public image of the F.B.I. that he had ghost writers supply written articles of heroism to newspapers and arranged for G-Men characters to be inserted in comic books.
The Japanese focus on destroying battleships led to the United States employing its aircraft carriers, ships that eventually led to Japan's naval defeat and ushering in a new focus of naval tactics among all world military powers.
Curley once served as an alderman while in jail, imprisoned for taking a civil service exam in the place of an illiterate immigrant.
The secret of the major success of the Barnum circus was that it gradually focused on entertainment rather than lurid side shows and games of chance.
Secretary of War Stanton insisted that all commanding officers of the volunteer force be white men.
Though distraught over the failure of his "war of containment" in Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson still surprised many of his advisors when he announced he would not seek the Democratic nomination for President in 1968.
Johnson once wrote that one of his finest accomplishments was bringing electrical power to the Texas hill country during his first term in the US Congress.