Archive - October 16, 2016

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Review: THE PRESIDENT’S BUTLER by Larry Leamer (Nepal)
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What JFK Had To Say To Us On The White House Lawn

Review: THE PRESIDENT’S BUTLER by Larry Leamer (Nepal)

    The President’s Butler by Laurence Leamer (Nepal 1964-66) Foggy Bottom Books September  2016 320 pages $9.98 (paperback) $4.99 (Kindle) Reviewed by Andy Martin (Ethiopia 1965-68) • Disclaimer:  I’m a life-long Democrat who until this year (2016) had no interest in Donald Trump, despite the fact that we live in the same town. I never listened to Howard Stern on the radio, I’ve never been to Trump Tower or any other of Trump’s mega structures in New York City. I never watched The Apprentice, Miss Universe, or Miss Teen USA. I did stand outside of The Taj Majal casino on the boardwalk on Atlantic City, once many years ago, while it was under construction. I held zero fascination for Mr. Trump until he declared his candidacy for President of the United States. — A. M. The President’s Butler, by Laurence Leamer is a satirical look at Donald Trump, his background and his candidacy. It . . .

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What JFK Had To Say To Us On The White House Lawn

 From the archives  What JFK Had To Say To Us On The White House Lawn APRIL 8, 1993 BY JOHN COYNE A police escort with sirens blaring led our dozen Peace Corps buses in one long continuous caravan through every downtown light in Washington, D.C. It was high noon in the District the summer of 1962, less than a year after the famous postcard dropped by a PCV had been found on the Ibadan campus that almost doomed the Peace Corps and we–the 300 Ethiopia-bound Peace Corps Trainees at Georgetown University–were on our way to meet John F. Kennedy at the White House. There were other Peace Corps Trainees as well meeting the President that afternoon. Peace Corps Trainees at Howard, American, Catholic, George Washington universities, and the University of Maryland, over 600 in all, gathered in the August heat and humidity on the great lawn below the Truman Balcony. Arriving at the White . . .

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