Time To Give Away Some Books
The responses to last week's call for Presidential trivia have been outstanding. But we're contractually obligated to pick our three favorites (that we hadn't heard before). So, based on the office chatter their comments sparked, the following people have won free copies of Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House by Mark Updegrove, generously supplied by Globe Pequot:
Winner #1: Bob Peck
"Lyon Tyler, whom John Tyler sired at the spry young age of 63, went on to continue the family tradition and in 1928, at the age of 75, fathered a child himself. That son, Harrison Tyler (at right, in 2006) is still alive. The grandson of the tenth president of the United States, the grandson of a man born in 1790, is alive today. He currently lives on his grandfather's estate, Sherwood Forest, in Virginia. And ladies, if you're interested, he may be looking to continue the family legacy."
Winner #2: Allison
"William Taft was once offered a contract to pitch for the Cincinnati Reds."
Winner #3: Mark M.
"There is a village and a soccer team in Paraguay named after Rutherford B. Hayes. He is a hero in Paraguay because he ruled in their favor in a border dispute after the War of the Triple Alliance."
Congratulations! I'll be in touch about your shipping addresses.