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Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero – An Evening with author Chris Matthews

By on Mar 10, 2012 in Authors/Poets, Baltimore Sites, Nerdy News, New Nerd Knowledge, Presidents | 0 comments

Baltimore definitely lived up to its former slogan “the City that Reads” as about as 500 people packed the main atrium of the Enoch Pratt Free Library Thursday to hear MSNBC’s Chris Matthews speak about his book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.” Matthews shared his insights on Kennedy’s early years, his illnesses and how they affected his life, and his drive to be a career politician, studying and mastering the craft of “retail politics.”

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Happy Presidents Day

By on Feb 20, 2012 in Presidents | 0 comments

The original idea of Nerd Trips started with visits to presidential homes, birthplaces, burial sites and libraries, so Presidents Day seems like something we should acknowledge!
I enjoy visiting these places because you learn about our presidents as people: their likes and dislikes, hobbies, quirks, families and even foibles. Here are a few random facts from the places we’ve visited.

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